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    Nancy Lamb (American, b. 1956)
    The Art and Craft of Plastic Surgery
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 60 inches (91.4 x 152.4 cm)
    Signed lower right: Nancy Lamb

    Nancy Lamb has long been a fixture of the Fort Worth art community. She is most famous for her "social spaces" paintings. In these pictures, Lamb often captures the elite social set in their natural habitat-the cocktail party. However, she also enjoys painting people socializing in dives or playing dominos in a diner. This artist depicts Texans in ways which are not overtly "western." Her candid images are quickly snapped while holding a disposable camera high above her head. She often chooses to paint her subjects in moments of awkwardness or in a manner that reveals the person behind the public mask. She enjoys creating ambiguous vignettes in which the viewer must imagine their own version of the story. In the words of the artist, "I paint people un-posed and off-guard...trying to catch the true meaning of the subject in the moment...I try to capture a still-life of the psychology of this suspended expression and combine it with textures, fabric and designs that go along with the visual record." The present work was commissioned by a previous patient of the surgeon pictured.


    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas backed with Masonite; no major visible condition issues to note. Framed Dimensions 42 X 66 Inches
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    May, 2018
    12th Saturday
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