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William Scharf

Bright Vibrant Pop Art Silkscreen NYC Abstract Expressionist, 1970-1979

Lithograph, Screen Print
23 × 28 in
58.4 × 71.1 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$950
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Lions Gallery
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Red Angel, intensely and seductively colored: swooning purples and reds, ecstatic lemon yellows, …

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Red Angel, intensely and seductively colored: swooning purples and reds, ecstatic lemon yellows, and black construction paper. Jostling shapes, geometric and biomorphic, lyrical and hard-edged, refuse to resolve neatly Assemblage, a bold strategy to keep viewers unsettled and curious, the reward for which are profuse …

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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.”

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Red Angel, intensely and seductively colored: swooning purples and reds, ecstatic lemon yellows, …

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Red Angel, intensely and seductively colored: swooning purples and reds, ecstatic lemon yellows, and black construction paper. Jostling shapes, geometric and biomorphic, lyrical and hard-edged, refuse to resolve neatly Assemblage, a bold strategy to keep viewers unsettled and curious, the reward for which are profuse …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
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

Bright Vibrant Pop Art Silkscreen NYC Abstract Expressionist, 1970-1979

Lithograph, Screen Print
23 × 28 in
58.4 × 71.1 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$950
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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