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Wed, Oct 13, 2021 01:45PM EDT - Sun, Nov 7, 2021 11:55PM EST
Lot 10020

Wilhelm Neusser - Bog/Dark Sky (#2002)

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Wilhelm Neusser Bog/Dark Sky (#2002),

39.4h x 47.2w x 1d

DESCRIPTION: Paintings, Unframed, Oil on linen

ARTIST STATEMENT: When I saw images of the cranberry harvest for the first time I was intrigued by it’s surreal atmosphere. It reminded me of a nightmarish dream where you want to walk but you’re stuck with this kind of quicksand experience. Back in the studio after visits to the bogs, I laid the canvas on the floor, manipulated the bristles of the brush, and splattered seven shades of red to evoke the rich color and texture of bobbing berries. I was looking for a synthesis of Hudson River School and Action Painting.

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