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


Yellow Moon Over Manhattan in the 1970s

$ 6,500
  • Description
    A recurring motif in Mitchell Funk's work is the inclusion of an oversized moon. It signifies a celestial presence. This work, "Yellow Moon Over Manhattan," is an early example, but if one examines his full oeuvre, one will see that the big moon's presence anchors many of his landscapes from the late 1960s to 2024. What is particularly notable about this work is its simplicity of design and color relationships. The pale yellow hue of the moon counterbalances a kiss orange light that reflects off Grant's facade as both are integrated into a cerulean blue background. As with all of Funk's work, he is not just interested in recording objective reality. Instead he pushes color and changes form for expressive purposes.
    That being said, time tends to dilute the impact of innovation and experimentation. This work was created over 50 years ago and imploys the use of incamera multiple exposure. The skyline was shot at sunset and later that evening Funk changed to a 800mm lens and photographed the yellow moon. He then double exposed it into position on the same 35mm frame of Kodachrome as the skyline.

    Signed dated and numbered 3/15 lower right recto, other sizes available, unframed. This work is printed on fine art Hahnemuhle paper. The color will vary from monitor to monitor.
    Mitchell Funk is a pioneer of " Color Photography" In 1970 he participated in one the first " Color Photography" shows at a major museum. Brooklyn Museum, show "Images en Couleur" . 1971 Included he was included in the visionary book "Frontiers of Photography" Time-Life. Color ! American Photography Transformed. Amon Carter Museum. He has had more than 50 Photography Magazine Covers and has had covers on Newsweek, Fortune, New York Magazine and Life Magazine among others.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Archival Pigment Print
    Condition: Good. Excellent
    Creation Date: 1974
    Styles / Movements: Color Field, Post Impressionism, Contemporary
    Incollect Reference #: 731002
  • Dimensions
    W. 43 in; H. 29 in;
    W. 109.22 cm; H. 73.66 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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