DAVIS CONE (B. 1950)
DAVIS CONE (B. 1950)
DAVIS CONE (B. 1950)
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DAVIS CONE (B. 1950)

Time Theatre

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DAVIS CONE (B. 1950)
Time Theatre
acrylic on canvas
59 1⁄4 x 45 3⁄4 in. (150.5 x 116.2 cm.)
Painted in 1983.
Provenance
OK Harris Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1983
Literature
M. D. Kinerk and D. W. Wilhelm, Popcorn Palaces: The Art Deco Movie Theatre Paintings of Davis Cone, New York, 2001, pp. 44 and 192 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, OK Harris Gallery, Davis Cone, October-November 1984.
Greenville County Museum of Art, Places: Here & Now, August-September 1985, n.p. (illustrated).
Roslyn Harbor, Nassau County Museum of Art, In Sharp Focus: Super-Realism, April-July 1991, p. 34 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

"The marquee, one of Cone's personal favorites, features a riot of varicolored neon trim. Its central feature is a clock, in homage to the theatre's name. (Or is it the other way around?) ...Cone managed to portray perfectly the stainless-steel doors, shadowed by the marquee overhead, and the richness of the two-toned glazed terracotta fluted brickwork above the marquee, with a giant V-form finial running up to the roofline, again, advertising the theatre's name. ...The work is a tour-de-force in its exposition of the myriad defining elements of the Art Deco style in the hot glare of a summer sun."
—M. D. Kinerk and D. W. Wilhelm, Popcorn Palaces: The Art Deco Movie Theatre Paintings of Davis Cone, New York, 2001, p. 102

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