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    Fran Bull (Spain, b. 1938)
    Lady in Blue
    Zinc plate etching on paper, sugar lift process
    35 x 24.5 inches (88.9 x 62.23 cm)
    Master printer: Virgili Barbarà
    Donated by Fran Bull
    Retail $2,500

    "Some years ago I was taken on an extensive tour of our large and respected hospital here in Vermont, the UVM Medical Center in Burlington. After being shown around a number of impressive clinics and various centers for treatment, I came away with one very strong impression: nurses were present everywhere. I could feel their caring and dedication; their compassion defined the greatness of this hospital. It is clear to me, as we confront Covid-19, that they are the heroes of this pandemic." - Fran Bull

    Bull's life was inspired and defined by her childhood study of art at the Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey. She went on to study painting at Bennington College with Paul Feeley, and in 1980 she earned an M.A. degree from New York University in Art and Art Education. Upon graduation from Bennington in 1960, Bull embarked upon a professional life in art. Her early work was influenced by artist Malcolm Morley and by the Pop spirit of Photo-Realism. It was shown and sold through the Louis K. Meisel Gallery in New York City.

    Under the rubric of Photo-Realism, Bull addressed an established reality, one well known and shared. As her art evolved, she felt compelled to investigate the hidden realities of the unconscious: the imagery of the unseen. In 1986, determined to find a personal voice, she set out on a solitary retreat to rural Ireland and delved into the writings of Carl Jung and Jungian analyst Marion Woodman. Bull's affinity for the Jungian literature would come to exert a profound influence on her art.

    Mission: All proceeds from artwork sold in The Heart of Art and Design charity auction will benefit the American Nurses Coronavirus Response Fund, for the professionals who help transform the nation's health through the selfless power of nursing. Please visit their website for their tremendous and awe-inspiring work:

    Shipping: Artwork located at Cadogan Tate, 301 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Cadogan Tate can arrange shipping at a discount for purchases, please contact for any shipping enquiries.

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    September, 2020
    14th Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
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