Ross Bleckner, ‘"Study: Brothers' Swords"’, 1986, Scott White Contemporary Art

This painting is the study for "Brothers' Swords", 1986 which is in the collection of the Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA

Los Angeles. Margo Leavin Gallery, PARAVISION, July - August 1986.

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Christie's, London, Post War and Contemporary Art, October 22, 2003, lot 80
Private Collection, US
Private Collection, CA

About Ross Bleckner

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.

American, b. 1949, New York, New York, based in New York, New York