David Bates (American, b. 1952)
    Red Pickup, 1992
    Oil on canvas
    20 x 36 inches (50.8 x 91.4 cm)
    Signed lower right: Bates
    Signed, dated, and titled on stretcher: David Bates / Red Pickup / 92


    Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    David Bates is a contemporary Dallas-based artist who draws inspiration from the physical landscape and cultural identity of the South. His 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 has told stories of the South, particularly the Gulf Coast area, in works like Red Pickup and revitalized the traditional still-life painting as a contemporary subject. His work is internationally known, and has been exhibited in major museums including the Austin Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Whitney Museum Biennial.

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    Unlined canvas; there appears to be faint craquelure in tan pigment; under UV exam, there appears to be no previous restoration. Framed Dimensions 22.75 X 38.5 Inches

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