DAVID MICHAEL BATES (American, b. 1952)The Texas Queen, 1982Oil on canvas90 x 67 inches (228.6 x 170.2 cm)Signed...
Auction amount: $221,000
Sold: May 30, 2015
Birth Place: Dallas
David Bates is a contemporary Dallas-based artist who draws inspiration from the physical landscape and cultural identity of the South, in particular the Grassy Lakes region of Arkansas and the Texas Gulf Coast. Bates’s work combines the aesthetics of European and American modernists with folk art conventions, and he revived figurative and narrative painting starting in the 1970s and 1980s when Pop Art, and Abstract Expressionism, performance art, and post-studio work was the norm. Since then, Bates’s work has told the stories of the South, one of his most notable series being a depiction of the cultural and physical effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and its people. This multi-faceted artist works in many mediums including painting, hand-painted bronzes, free standing sculptures, and low wall reliefs.
Bates’s work is internationally known, and he has exhibited in major museums including the Austin Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Whitney Museum Biennial. Bates received his MFA and BFA from Southern Methodist University.
David Bates Original Art Values Sold at Auction
DAVID MICHAEL BATES (American, b. 1952) The Texas Queen, 1982 Oil on canvas 90 x 67 inches (228.6 x 170.2 cm) Signed...
Saturday, May 30, 2015
DAVID BATES (American, b. 1952) The Blue Heron, 1985 Oil on canvas 72 x 60 inches (182.9 x 152.4 cm) Signed lower ri...
Saturday, October 18, 2014
DAVID BATES (American, b. 1952) Barbeque, 1982 Oil on canvas 96 x 76 inches (243.8 x 193.0 cm) Signed lower right: ...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
David Bates (American, b. 1952) Sunflowers and Thistles I, 1999 Screenprint in colors on wove paper 39-5/8 x 32 inche...
Sunday, December 10, 2017
David Bates (American, b. 1952) Untitled Ink on paper 21-1/2 x 29 inches (54.6 x 73.7 cm) (sheet) PROPERTY FROM TH...
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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David Bates (American, b. 1952) Blue Haven Lithograph in colors 21-3/4 x 13-3/4 inches (55.2 x 34.9 cm) Ed. 17/18 S...
Saturday, May 12, 2018
David Bates (b. 1952) Lake Texoma, 1991 Oil on panel 24 x 48 inches (61.0 x 121.9 cm) Signed lower left: Bates ... (1)
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