David Charles Bierk 1944 - 2002
- David Charles Bierk
- A Eulogy to Art & Life, Etruscan Dancer
signed with initials lower right; signed on the stretcher
- oil on canvas
David Bierk is best known for conceptual paintings that appropriate the works of Old Masters. The practice of appropriation is embedded within the larger critical canon of Postmodernism. This approach challenges notions of originality, often using borrowed elements to create something anew.
Bierk's A Eulogy to Art and Life, Etruscan Dancer revives art long dead. With his reverence for the great works of art history, Bierk's painterly quotation of an Etruscan dancer asserts the eternal and constant value of art to human history.