FRANK FAULKNER (B. 1946)
FRANK FAULKNER (B. 1946)
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MODERN ART FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF RALPH EHRMANN
FRANK FAULKNER (1946-2018)

Rain Forest

Details
FRANK FAULKNER (1946-2018)
Faulkner, F.
Rain Forest
signed and dated 'Faulkner/1984' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 152.4 cm.)
Painted in 1984.
Provenance
with Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, where purchased by Ralph Ehrmann.
Acquired from the above by the present owners.

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Lot Essay

Frank Faulkner, born in Sumter, South Carolina, was first debuted on the international stage at the 1975 Whitney Biennial, and has since been exhibited in Japan, Switzerland and Germany. His work has been included in the collections of The Smith College Museum, Northampton, Massachusetts, and the Hirshhorn, Washington, D.C.

Faulkner’s work is characterised by his interest in the decorative arts, though the artist does not align himself with any specific school. His appreciation for Art Nouveau and rich tapestry work is highlighted by his system of dots and dashes which cascade across the canvas, creating a visual sequence which mimics that of elaborate stitching techniques. Moreover, his identifiable method of working over a reflective gold, silver or bronze painted layer achieves a striking glowing effect - a lustrous and decorative quality which is typically associated with Art Nouveau style.

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