Ross Bleckner, ‘School (State)’, 1999, Gemini G.E.L.
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Ross Bleckner

School (State), 1999

3 color lithograph/screenprint
24 1/2 × 34 in
62.2 × 86.4 cm
.
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Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil, front lower margin
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Gemini G.E.L.
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School (State) © 2001, Ross Bleckner and Gemini G.E.L. LLC
Ross Bleckner
American, b. 1949
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Ross Bleckner’s immersive, large-scale paintings elicit a powerful hypnotic, dizzying effect. Whether pure abstraction of stripes or dots or more representational renderings of birds, flowers, and urns, Bleckner’s work recalls Op Art and the obsessive and mysterious luminosity of Yayoi Kusama’s Polka-dot paintings. Smoothly layered on the canvas surface against a darker gray background, his multicolored volumetric circles or “cells” look like droplets of blood or molecules viewed under a microscope. Emerging as a prominent artist in New York during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Bleckner’s paintings, like memento mori, often suggest meditations on the body, health, disease, and especially AIDS-related death.

Ross Bleckner, ‘School (State)’, 1999, Gemini G.E.L.
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About the work
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Signature
Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil, front lower margin
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L.
Image rights
School (State) © 2001, Ross Bleckner and Gemini G.E.L. LLC
Ross Bleckner
American, b. 1949
Follow

Ross Bleckner’s immersive, large-scale paintings elicit a powerful hypnotic, dizzying effect. Whether pure abstraction of stripes or dots or more representational renderings of birds, flowers, and urns, Bleckner’s work recalls Op Art and the obsessive and mysterious luminosity of Yayoi Kusama’s Polka-dot paintings. Smoothly layered on the canvas surface against a darker gray background, his multicolored volumetric circles or “cells” look like droplets of blood or molecules viewed under a microscope. Emerging as a prominent artist in New York during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Bleckner’s paintings, like memento mori, often suggest meditations on the body, health, disease, and especially AIDS-related death.

Ross Bleckner

School (State), 1999

3 color lithograph/screenprint
24 1/2 × 34 in
62.2 × 86.4 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Los Angeles
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