PETER GEE | UNTITLED [3 WORKS]
1932 - 2005
UNTITLED [3 WORKS]
i, ii, iii. signed on the reverse
i, ii, iii. silkscreen on paper
i, ii, iii. Sheet: 20 by 20 in. (50.8 by 50.8 cm.)
i, ii, iii. Framed: 22¾ by 22¾ in. (57.8 by 57.8 cm.)
i, ii, iii. Executed circa 1960.
Please note that this work will be exhibited at Allan Stone Projects. Purchased items will be available for collection at Crozier Fine Arts, 1 Star Ledger Plaza, Newark, NJ as of Thursday, December 13th.
Each work is in very good condition overall. Each work is hinged at the reserve of the to the backing board and framed under Plexiglas.
i) There are minor printing inconsistencies, visible upon close inspection.
ii) There are minor printing inconsistencies, visible upon close inspection. There are pinpoint accretions, primarily to the lower right quadrant.
iii) There are minor printing inconsistencies, visible upon close inspection. There are pinpoint accretions, visible upon close inspection. There is minor creasing to the corners.
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Gee was a British artist, graphic designer, and real estate developer who is best known for his Pop silkscreen prints. His work was exhibited at the Axiom Gallery in London and the Denise René Gallery in Paris in the 1950s. Gee moved to New York in 1962 and immediately joined the Pop art circle of artists. His posters and prints were exhibited in the Word and Image show in 1968 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, alongside Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana. His work was featured on the cover of Time magazine during the 1960s and 1970s, and he designed packaging and posters for fashion designers such as Betsy Johnson. He also taught color theory workshops at The School of Visual Art, New York, The Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard University. Later, he renovated and restored historic buildings in SoHo and Tribeca, such as the Puck Building. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, The Smithsonian, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.