RICHARD HAMBLETON | UNTITLED (BEAUTIFUL PAINTING SERIES)
1952 - 2017
UNTITLED (BEAUTIFUL PAINTING SERIES)
acrylic and tinted varnish on metal shelf
11¾ by 29½ in. (29.8 by 74.9 cm.)
Executed circa 2002-06.
This work is in very good condition overall. There are two minor scuffs along the upper left edge, visible upon close inspection. There are minor indentation marks to the lower left turning corner and the upper left turning edge, not visible from the front. There is a minor loss to the lower left corner. There are two minor indentations to the upper and lower left quadrants, respectively, visible upon close inspection. Unframed.
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In his “Beautiful Paintings” series, Richard Hambleton often incorporated found materials into his work, as is the case here with a discarded shelf, on which he rendered a river scene. According to Hambleton, “The Beautiful Paintings are not seascapes, rainscapes, or landscapes – they are escapes.” (as quoted by Woodward Gallery, Shadow Man Comes Into the Light, 2016, pp. 1)