William Scharf, ‘Admiration of the Frame, In Folded Guilt, The Relics Remember (From left to right)’, 2006, 7, 2003, 7, 2002 (From left to right), Hollis Taggart
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William Scharf

Admiration of the Frame, In Folded Guilt, The Relics Remember (From left to right), 2006, 7, 2003, 7, 2002 (From left to right)

Acrylic on paper
9 × 12 in
22.9 × 30.5 cm
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New York, Southport
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Inscribed, titled, signed, and dated verso: "A 1556 / PILFERY / ADMIRATION OF / THE FRAME / A-1556 / Wm Scharf / SAG HARBOR / 2006-2007 / …
William Scharf
American, 1927–2018
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William Scharf is a painter whose subject is color. Scharf, a late-generation Abstract Expressionist and who apprenticed in the studio of Mark Rothko, applies paint in translucent layers to achieve depth and luminosity. He creates groups of paintings around the theme of a single color, working in a variety of scales and using shapes both geometric and biomorphic. Series have been dedicated to blue, silver, and gold, but black and white appear with the most frequency. As he explains: “Very young children discover how dark marks on white paper or white chalk on black become adventures; explorations of a kind that could haunt and obsess the entire life of a painter.”

William Scharf, ‘Admiration of the Frame, In Folded Guilt, The Relics Remember (From left to right)’, 2006, 7, 2003, 7, 2002 (From left to right), Hollis Taggart
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Inscribed, titled, signed, and dated verso: "A 1556 / PILFERY / ADMIRATION OF / THE FRAME / A-1556 / Wm Scharf / SAG HARBOR / 2006-2007 / …
William Scharf
American, 1927–2018
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William Scharf is a painter whose subject is color. Scharf, a late-generation Abstract Expressionist and who apprenticed in the studio of Mark Rothko, applies paint in translucent layers to achieve depth and luminosity. He creates groups of paintings around the theme of a single color, working in a variety of scales and using shapes both geometric and biomorphic. Series have been dedicated to blue, silver, and gold, but black and white appear with the most frequency. As he explains: “Very young children discover how dark marks on white paper or white chalk on black become adventures; explorations of a kind that could haunt and obsess the entire life of a painter.”

William Scharf

Admiration of the Frame, In Folded Guilt, The Relics Remember (From left to right), 2006, 7, 2003, 7, 2002 (From left to right)

Acrylic on paper
9 × 12 in
22.9 × 30.5 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York, Southport
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