JACK YOUNGERMAN "BLACK FLAIR" SILKSCREEN 1964
We are excited to be offering this elegant and evocative silkscreen by one of Caviar20's favorite mid-century American artists: Jack Youngerman.
Youngerman (b. 1926) studied in Paris in the late 1940's on the GI Bill (along with Ellsworth Kelly) and was greatly influenced by the European modernists, notably the cutout shapes of Jean Arp and the saturated colors and stylized florals of Henri Matisse.
Youngerman is known for his graphic compositions that alternate between pure abstraction and stylized depictions of flowers or other elements from nature. Youngerman often synthesizes the best characteristics of Jean Arp or Ellsworth Kelly creating something highly original and confident. Youngerman's work always feels fresh, vibrant and optimistic. Similarly, in this image one can respond to it as a pure abstraction, others see something floral or even the profile of a rooster.
The artist has had a long and prolific career with major museum shows at the Guggenheim and the MoMA amongst others. He showed with Pace for many years.
We are looking forward to seeing a solo presentation of his work at the Frieze art fair in New York City in May 2018.
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Signed and dated 1965 by the artist.
30.5"H 23.5"W (framed)
27"H 20"W (work)
Framed with museum glass
Very good condition