acrylic on shaped canvas
124 x 79 inches
”Like many of his contemporaries, Downing abandoned figurative representation to explore the expressive power of color, applying it across large canvases to see how different colors relate to one another and emphasize the canvases flat surfaces.
With the invention of the steel drawings, Wesselmann was able to magnify his intimate sketches to a monumental size yet maintain the free and spontaneous quality of drawings.
”In both his paintings and works on paper who subjects are fictitious Penguin book covers, Harland Miller regularly sets up the potential for narratives to allow for multiple readings in his dark sardonic humor.