Totem. Will Barnet, 1911–2012 American.
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Totem

1982. Colour screenprint, titled, annotated “artist’s proof”, signed and dated in pencil with “Charles Cardinale serigraph” blind stamp in lower margin, 103 x 38cm. Slight stain to upper margin.

“Will Barnet studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, then moved to New York in 1930 to attend the Art Students League. He worked as a printer for the school and experimented with techniques such as lithography, etching, and woodcutting. After his first son was born, Barnet began a series of paintings that show scenes of family life. He experimented with abstraction for several years, aiming to ‘eliminate realistic space’ in favor of simple geometric forms. His later work was more representational and focused almost entirely on the female form, emphasizing the contrast between natural curves and rigidly composed backgrounds of horizontal and vertical forms.” Ref: Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

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Item #CL198-162

Price (AUD): $11,000.00  other currencies

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