ERNIE BARNES (1938 - 2009)
ERNIE BARNES (1938 - 2009)
ERNIE BARNES (1938 - 2009)
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ERNIE BARNES (1938 - 2009)

Storm Dance

ERNIE BARNES (1938 - 2009)
Storm Dance
signed ‘ERNIE BARNES’ (lower right)
acrylic on canvas, in artist's frame
48 3⁄4 x 24 3⁄4 in. (123.8 x 62.9 cm.)
Painted in 1977.
Private collection, Los Angeles, acquired directly from the artist
Private collection, Los Angeles, 1986
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Los Angeles, Heritage Gallery, Ernie Barnes, Spring 1977.
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Lot Essay

“By his bravura technique, his artistic finesse, his elongations and distortions, his disregard of the confinements of anatomy, his dismissal of classical spatial relationships, Barnes has transformed the everyday happenings of 20th century society into the fierce, elemental and forceful components of a new symbolism, at once barbarously powerful and exquisitely beautiful.” J. D’Arcy, “Preface,” in E. Barnes, From Pads to Palette, Waco, 1995, p. 5

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