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


Boxing Scene. Vanquished Boxer in his Corner. Sports Illustrated Boxing Story

$ 15,000
  • Description
    There are a lot of people in the art world today who dismiss illustrators are being commercial solely because the artists identified as being commercial artists and that the work was done on assignment.
    Sadly these art world people have limited imagination and a restricted sense of curiosity.
    This boxing illustration/painting was done for Sports Illustrated yet can hang in any world-class museum.
    Here Peak captures the energy of a sports moment with art work that straddles the line between representation and abstraction.
    It was 1961, and the fine art world was in the throes of Abstract Expressionism.
    Bob Peak was never an artist who just mechanically represented of the world around them.
    The concept of art as a process, like that of Willem de Kooning or Franz Kline on full display with brush strokes as quick and fast as a right hook.
    Although it may appear abstract initially, it is still grounded in deep academic training.
    All the figures are correct anatomically and rendered with perspective.
    It is abstract but not chaotic.
    Peak's interwoven composition of arms, legs, and figures is quite impressive.
    Signed lower left and inscribed on version 1961 with printers marks
    Very good condition , some minor scuff marks visible mostly with raking light and on close inspection
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Watercolor,Gouache,Pencil
    Condition: Good. Very good, some minor scuff marks visible mostly with raking light and on close inspection.
    Styles / Movements: Modernism
    Incollect Reference #: 713904
  • Dimensions
    W. 31.5 in; H. 17.6 in;
    W. 80.01 cm; H. 44.7 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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