Raised in Georgia and trained in Florence and Philadelphia, Bo Bartlett is an American artist and filmmaker who approaches figuration through an innovative, modernist perspective. “When I'm painting in the late afternoon and I'm working on a passage, the feeling I'm trying to get is this feeling of home, it's a feeling of place and time,” says Bartlett. This nuanced understanding of the artist’s role and purpose was greatly influenced by his close friendship with Andrew Wyeth, about whom he directed a documentary, entitled Snow Hill (1995). Sotheby’s is delighted to partner with Bartlett in presenting the first installment of Form as Foundation, a special section of our flagship American Art sale that examines the concept of figuration and its central role in American Art from the 19th century through the present.
Bo Bartlett on Painting the Modern American Life
New York | 19 May