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Martin Klein Youthful Protuberance 1998

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  • Description
    This early and important work by Martin Klein is one of the first of this kind and the only of its stylistic type available. Titled "Youthful Protuberance" and created in 1998 with encaustic on linen canvas. This piece is in excellent condition.
    Due to the fragility of the work, this item would be best picked up or white gloved and should not e shipped via post.
    We offer trade ad et pricing upon request.
    Martin Kline is a painter, draughtsman, and sculptor, though these three practices sometimes blend in a single work. He was trained in studio art and was a student of Italian Renaissance painting, but it was not until he moved to New York in the 1980s that he began to explore abstract art. Now Kline works in an abstracted figural style, with references to flora, organisms, and mythological and literary characters. His particular sensitivity to natural motifs developed during the time Kline spent in the Hudson Valley. Martin Kline's paintings are done using encaustic, a process that uses hot pigment-enriched beeswax, which he applies with a brush. Each layer is built upon, often revealing the layers beneath. The transition between each layer creates an overall pattern or rhythm. His paintings display Kline’s fascination with the natural world, his shapes evoking flowers or fungi growing from a tree.

    Collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Collections of:
    Albertina, Vienna, Austria
    Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
    Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College and Conservatory, OH
    Atlantic Pacific Fellowship, Miyakonojo, Japan
    Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
    Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
    Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
    Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA
    High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
    John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
    Kennedy Museum, Ohio University, Athens OH
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
    Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY
    New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
    Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
    Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NY
    Triton Foundation, Belgium
    Wadworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
    Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1980-1999
    Materials: Canvas,Linen,Wood,Hand-Crafted
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1996
    Styles / Movements: Abstract Expressionism, Modernism, Contemporary
    Incollect Reference #: 663315
  • Dimensions
    W. 10.5 in; H. 2.75 in; D. 10.5 in;
    W. 26.67 cm; H. 6.99 cm; D. 26.67 cm;
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