JACK YOUNGERMAN "BLOOM" COLLAGE, 1973
We are excited to be offering this exemplary collage by one of Caviar20's favorite mid-century American artists: Jack Youngerman.
Lately there has been a renewed interest, both from institutions and the commercial world, in re-evaluating artists who were active during the years following WWII to well into the 1970's.
We are seeing museum and gallery shows mounted while prices rise for a host of artists who have been under the radar over the last 20 years including Frank Stella, Paul Jenkins, Jules Olitski, Sheila Hicks, Sam Gilliam and Lee Bontecou to mention a few.
Jack Youngerman (b. 1926) has had a long and prolific career exhibiting with both renowned commercial galleries, such as Pace and top museums, including the Guggenheim and the MoMA amongst others.
Youngerman is known for his boldly colored compositions that alternate between pure abstraction and highly stylized depictions of flowers or other natural elements. 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.
A prime example of Youngerman's aesthetic and artistry, this dynamic work showcases his elegant abstraction of a highly stylized bloom. The clean contours recall Matisse's cutouts, however the overall form functions as an abstraction.
Youngerman studied in Paris in the late 1940's on the GI Bill 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.
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Signed, dated 73 by the artist, and dedicated
Gouache and collage on paper
19.5"H 19"W (work)
28"H 27.5"W (framed)
Very good condition.
Provenance: Private Collection, France
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