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    DAVID MICHAEL BATES (American, b. 1952)
    Two drawings, New York City Street Life and Garland Elementary School Class Self-Portrait, 1976
    Pencil on paper
    22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm)
    One signed bottom right: David Bates 76 / NY
    One inscribed bottom left: To Don
    These early works were done during David Bates' stay at the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and they also reflect the profound influence of Pop Artist Red Grooms, with whom Bates worked (as part of a team) on several mixed-media installations.

    The Nasher Sculpture Center and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth are co-sponsoring an important upcoming dual-retrospective exhibition in 2014. There will be an emphasis on Bates' painting in Fort Worth, and his sculpture and works on paper in Dallas. This will mark the first collaboration between these two museums.

    "David Bates' exuberant paintings, sculptures, and reliefs are memorable and treasured works in the Modern's permanent collection," Modern director Marla Price, who organized David Bates: Forty Paintings for the Modern, his first exhibition in 1988, said in a statement. "His masterful technique creates an unforgettable portrait of a particular place and its inhabitants. He translates his own experiences into works of art that transcend regional boundaries."


    Condition Report*: Some mild to moderate smudging and light surface wear. Two 1-to 1-1/2-inch tears at left and right edges of paper, with a few minor tears elsewhere. Light to moderate handling creases. Pin holes with occasional loss at lightly bumped corners. Some light folding, and minor tape at edges. Generally Very Good.
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    November, 2013
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