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Julian Lethbridge, Les Demoiselles, 1988(173 views)
Description: Born in Sri Lanka, raised in England, Julian Lethbridge (1947-) moved to New York to paint and draw in 1972. His first exhibition of paintings and drawings at Julian Pretto Gallery (1988) was quickly followed by solo exhibitions at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and Daniel Weinberg Gallery in San Francisco. Lethbridge's abstraction is cerebral, often based on mathematical or natural principles. Methodically building up his surfaces with pigment, he then incises them with repeated patterns. In the late 1980s and early 1990s Lethbridge limited his work to shades of black and white, mining the richness of monochromatic painting. This work on paper titled, "Les Demoiselles", is one such prime example from 1988. The paper size is 20 x 19 5/8 inches; and it comes professionally framed. It is initialed and dated, "JL 88" in the lower right corner. The viewer can even sense the artist invoking Picasso's "Les Demoiselles" perhaps. Lethbridge's work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and Europe and can be found in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Tate Gallery in London, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
Dimensions: 20 3/4 x 19 5/8 in. (52.7 x 49.8 cm)
Artist or Maker: Julian Lethbridge
Medium: Graphite, acrylic, ink on paper
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