JAMES HAVARD | MIMBRES NOTES
signed, titled and dated 89; signed, titled, dated twice 89, 1989 and inscribed on the reverse
acrylic, pastel, spray paint, book, fabric, paper and canvas collage on aluminum mounted to wood
72 by 40 in. (182.9 by 101.6 cm.)
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.
The work is in excellent condition overall. All elements are present and stable. Under ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed.
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New York, Allan Stone Gallery, James Havard, March - April 1990
New York, Allan Stone Projects, James Havard: Cultural Crossroads, April - June 2017
James Havard first gained recognition in the 1970s for pioneering the Abstract Illusionist movement that included artists such as Al Held and Allan D'Arcangelo. By the 1980s and 1990s, Havard returned to figuration, creating works akin to Art Brut masters and Jean Dubuffet that draw inspiration from Native American, African and Caribbean tribal cultures, cave paintings and children's drawings. Over their decades long friendship and association that began in the 1980s, Allan Stone mounted numerous exhibitions of Havard's work. Havard has exhibited extensively for over forty years in the United States and Europe and his work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Sweden, among others.