Allan Stone Projects is pleased to participate in the first edition of the Seattle Art Fair from July 30 – August 2, 2015. We will feature works by a wide range of artists led by Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Arneson, and Jack Whitten.
Several exemplary pieces by Thiebaud illustrate his celebrated imagery of mass-produced goods and food subjects. Untitled (Sardines), 1964, is a superb early example in pastel. Sunglasses, 1991, demonstrates Thiebaud’s iconic composition of consumer objects displayed in rows. Several dessert and candy works on paper and an evocative figure pastel, Nude and Tapestry, 1981 will also be on view.
Other significant works from the prodigious Allan Stone Collection will be offered. Highlights include de Kooning’s Untitled (Seated Figure), 1951, an exceptional example of his cubistic figure studies; energetic, spatially complex works by Franz Kline; and vibrant paintings by Jack Whitten from the late 1960's and early 1980's.
A selection of Robert Arneson’s ceramic sculptures from the 1960's will demonstrate the artist’s impact on contemporary clay sculpture. A central figure in the California Funk Art Movement, Arneson elevated clay as a medium, changing the perception of ceramic objects as solely utilitarian or decorative. These irreverent and witty works pioneered a new approach to the formal traditions previously associated with this medium.
The booth will also include works by Dan Basen, Robert Baribeau, David Beck, James Bohary, César, Everett Shinn, and Edvins Strautmanis.