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    FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. EDMUND P. PILLSBURY

    DAVID GOLDSTEIN (American, b. 1967)
    Painting #9, 2000
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
    Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

    PROVENANCE:
    Acquired directly from the artist

    NOTE:
    This lot is accompanied by a letter from the artist to Dr. Pillsbury.

    Notes:

    Two of the artist's self-portrait charcoal drawings, which relate to this painting, are included in the
    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC - The Ruth Bowman & Harry Kahn 20th Century
    American Self Portrait Collection.

    Several examples of the artist's work are also included in the collections of The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock,
    The Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland,
    as well as many private collections in the US and Switzerland.

    Artist's Statement:

    In my use of a limited number of shapes and colors I am referring to traditional Minimalism, but with asymmetric placement of these elements and the inclusion of recognizable, symbolic imagery, I am trying to update Minimalism with energy and humor.

    I regard the color gray as a symbol for the middle, and a suitable color to present heads, curtains, mountains, ancient vessels or ice-cream cones. The box, with off-center gray rectangle and implied corners is a symbol of flux. The yellow color chartreuse, here is a symbol for light and positive energy; and some of my chosen yellow forms include candle flames, eggs and circles. My elliptical formation of circles in this color, (which is the subject of a painting called Stream of Consciousness) implies movement, a series of ideas, or a group of lights..... A television screen-like form which I present with a refined, bold, black line: This symbol functions as a frame within the picture plane, and also a container for other characters. My slightly tilted, black rectangle, on a field of white, like some of my other forms, are not only references to past Modern assertions, but function as conversational partners to the recognizable symbolic characters.


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