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STANLEY BOXER Original Signed Mixed Media Drawing Provenance: Tibor de Nagy Gallery, with original label 1971
STANLEY BOXER (1926-2000)
Mixed Media watercolor & ink wash drawing (framed)
Poignant original hand signed mixed media drawing, by renowned modernist painter Stanley Boxer. Boxer is often called an abstract expressionist or color field painter, but his distinctive style ultimately transcended such classifications.
The drawing itself measures 7.5 by 10.5 inches. It is matted and framed; the matting measures 11 inches by 14 inches. The frame itself is a vintage DAX frame, the kind used by Kulicke, and the plexiglass is quite scratched. However the verso (back) of the frame bears the prestigious Tibor de Nagy Gallery label, so to preserve provenance, we are leaving it exactly as is in the original frame, and the winning buyer will be free to re-frame it (or at least replace the plexi cover) if you choose.
For more than 40 years, Boxer stood at the top rank of American Contemporary Artists. He has an international reputation and his art was shown widely during his lifetime and continues to be shown after his death in 2000. His work is included in the permanent collections of many museums, including MOMA, The Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney and others. He is a recipient of the Guggenheim and the NEA Awards and was a member of the National Academy of Design.
Accrding to Spanierman Modern, which held a retrospective of Boxer's work in 2012: " In his paintings from the 1960s through the 1990....he developed an individualistic stylistic trajectory, drawing from the action painting techniques of Abstract Expressionism and the optical color sensations and allover approach of Color Field painting, as well as from painterly traditions stretching back to the old masters. His passion for surface vibrancy is demonstrated in his sensuous, richly textured canvases and the exuberant works he created in the 1990s, in which he blended oil paint with a range of unusual materials. "
Provenance: Tibor de Nagy Gallery