Description

    ROBERT PREUSSER (1919-1992)
    Untitled, 1985-1990
    Oil, plastic polymer, and glass beads on canvas
    50 x 34 inches (127 x 86.4 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right

    At the heart of modernism is desire to experiment with form, as well as materials. Robert Preusser was a progressive in both areas. In fact, his experimental use of plastics and polymers led to exposure of toxic chemicals and fumes, which contributed to his death.

    This painting uses oil paint, colored plastic polymer, and glass beads in its composition. The glass beads impart a shimmering quality to the surface. The silver plastic polymer has its own effect. Oil paint is applied over the plastic polymer to delineate areas of color.

    Provenance:
    Estate of Robert Preusser


    Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.

    Condition Report*:

    Excellent condition. Unframed.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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