|American Masterpieces from Dryads Green Gallery
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Curator's Comments: There is no question that oils from Robert Kipniss
(b.1931) blue period are rare and command exceptional prices. They radiate a joy
that is absent from his later monochromatic brown pieces and the mezzotints
he favored in the 1990's. In the later work, a nearly surrealistic mood haunts
silent landscapes rich in the melancholy of nostalgia. The artist's later
mezzotints rely on shade and tone rather than outline for their effect, which
adds an ominous note to his style, where atmospheric masses of value can
threaten. But "Blue and Silver," (signed, oil on canvas 36 x 37) as titled
echoes with an O'Keeffe sensibility that explains why Kipniss hangs in over
50 museums worldwide, including the Chicago Art Institute, Metropolitan
Museum of Art, MOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the
Smithsonian. These early works are rich in joy--you can feel it as you
experience the painting.
|WE FOUND A LARGE SCALE KIPNISS
FROM THE RARE BLUE PERIOD
IT'S REALLY MAGNIFICENT!
|AND WE ALSO CAN OFFER ANOTHER EARLY PERIOD
GEM THAT SUGGESTS HIS POTENTIAL!
Oil on Masonite, 8 x 16, Signed, with partial Gallery Label