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Bob Thompson (1937-1966)
Bob Thompson (1937-1966)

Salome's Dance or Feast of Herod

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Bob Thompson (1937-1966)
Salome's Dance or Feast of Herod
signed and dated ''61 Bob Thompson' (lower right)
oil on canvas
36 1/8 x 52 in. (91.7 x 132 cm.)
Painted in 1961.
Provenance
Collection of Horace Richter
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Exhibited
University of Louisville, Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Seeking Bob Thompson: Dialogue/Object, October-November 2012.

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Lot Essay

"Painters in the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance... were employed to educate the people... they could walk into a cathedral, look at the wall and see what was happening... I am not specifically trying to do that... but I am trying to show what's happening, what's going on in my own private way."

Bob Thompson, quoted in T. Golden, Bob Thompson, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1997, p. 61.

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