Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 200

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

LARRY STANTON (1947-1984)

Untitled Abstract Acrylic on canvas, 1371x1581mm, 54 x 62 1/4 inches. Circa 1982.

"In the seventies Larry made forays into abstraction, a field in which he never felt totally at ease; in retrospect we can see that it was his admiration for artists such as Hans Hofmann and Ellsworth Kelly that led him to emulate them; but something else was at work as well – a need to experience various ways of painting through his own actions and his own nerve endings – to determine ways in which other styles and conventions might be accommodated to his own vision, his personal territory. It is often through imitating sensibilities other than our own that we can win new territory for ourselves." (Henry Geldzahler, preface, Larry Stanton Painting and Drawing , Twelvetrees Press, Califronia, 1986).