16 East 79th Street
Suite 24
New York City, NY 10075 , United States Call Seller 212.249.0619

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The Ones Around One

$ 15,000
  • Description
    Herbert Gentry (b. 1919 Pittsburgh, PA - d. 2003 Stockholm, Sweden) was a painter whose gesturally abstract works were influenced and shaped by the international career he led, that began with the Harlem Renaissance in which he grew up, took hold in a post-war Parisian art scene, and continued in leading Scandinavian jazz capitals and Manhattan’s famous Chelsea Hotel, where he lived in between stays in Europe.

    Gentry’s art is difficulty defined by any established stylistic category. While in Paris, he was taught by Georges Braque, and was profoundly interested in the modernist ideas of Cubism and Expressionism, as well as non-western art. At this time, he became acquainted with members of the CoBrA group who introduced him to ideas of automatism and the concept of the artist as an inherently social being. “Art is mysterious,” Gentry explained in 1991. “It’s about me, it’s about you, it’s about my family, my forefather’s, my mother’s. It’s not only me who’s painting, it’s the people who lived before me, connected with me.”
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Notes: Estate of Herbert Gentry
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Acrylic on paper
    Condition: New.
    Creation Date: 1979
    Styles / Movements: Expressionism, African American
    Incollect Reference #: 427214
  • Dimensions
    W. 24.75 in; H. 18.75 in;
    W. 62.87 cm; H. 47.63 cm;
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