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    David Bates (b. 1952)
    Still Life - Winter, 2010-2011
    Oil on panel
    80 x 48 inches (203.2 x 121.9 cm)
    Signed lower left: Bates
    Signed, titled, and dated verso: Bates / Still Life - / Winter / 2010 - / 2011

    PROVENANCE:
    Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas (label verso);
    Private collection.

    EXHIBITED:
    Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas, "Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture," October 27-December 15, 2012;
    Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas, "David Bates," February 9, 2014-May 11, 2014.

    LITERATURE:
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center, David Bates, exhibition catalogue, 2014, p. 148, illus.

    Still Life--Winter draws inspiration from landscapes and traditions of the American South and Southwest, whose elements Bates appropriates and combines utilizing a visual vocabulary reminiscent of Cubism, African art and the Hispanic folk tradition. In the present work, Bates renders a tridimensional space, juxtaposed with the flat surface of the vase, heightened by grays that surround and inhabit the branches and leaves. The result is a tribal-inspired still life, evocative of a post-industrial landscape. The Cubist aesthetic, which is also evident in paintings such as Magnolia in a Vase II (2009), is here permeated by non-pretentious patterning and by flatly painted blocks of color that are reminiscent of American Folk Art.


    Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000.

    Condition Report*: This work appears to be in very good condition. Framed Dimensions 82.5 X 50.5 Inches
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