Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521

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The Night Journey - Drip Painting

$ 65,000
  • Description
    In Byron Brown's "The Night Journey", 1947, Picasso meets Jackson Pollack. Here Brown strikes a balance between fanciful representation and abstraction. Notice the dip painting throughout. Although on a smaller scale, Pollack wasn't the only one doing drip painting in 1947. Unlined canvas. Minor 3-inch vertical repair to the canvas in the upper right corner, with accompanying craquelure recto. Mild frame abrasion in the upper left corner, most noticeable under close inspection. A tiny fleck of loss along the bottom edge, noticeable under close examination.
    Framed Dimensions 38.25 X 34.5 Inches - otherwise presents very well and quite good conditon. Best view with a top key light to bring out the dreamy colors.

    George Byron Browne, who later dropped his first name, is considered among the leaders of the American avant-garde movement of the 1930s and 1940s alongside Ilya Bolotowsky, Arshile Gorky, and Willem de Kooning. Although Browne’s work is stylistically abstract, his imagery and references are taken from everyday life, nature, and art history. In fact, Browne was initially trained in a classical academic style; he once remarked, “There cannot be a new art without a solid basis in the understanding of past art.” In the 1930s, Browne’s painting reflected a strong European modernist influence, with particular affinities to the work of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Joan Miró. Browne’s style became more gestural in response to the emergence of abstract expressionism in the 1950s. The painter was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists, a group dedicated to the public promotion of abstract art.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Oil on Canvas
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1947
    Styles / Movements: Modernism, Post War
    Incollect Reference #: 602624
  • Dimensions
    W. 24 in; H. 28 in;
    W. 60.96 cm; H. 71.12 cm;
Message from Seller:

You'll find an eclectic group of art works at Robert Funk Fine Art. 45 years of experience has shaped Director Robert Funk's multi-perspective approach to presenting art. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with great teachers such as first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish. In Graduate School he worked with famed critic E.C. Goossen and went on to work as a Photographer, New York Advertising Art Director, and Art Collector.

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