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© Estate of Bob Thompson. Image courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery and the artist.

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Artist: Bob Thompson (Born in Louisville, Kentucky, 1937 – 1966)
Culture: American
Date: 1964
Medium: Oil on wood
Dimensions:
Overall ( including base): 17 1/2 x 14 1/4 x 1/2 inches (44.5 x 36.2 x 1.3 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of Paula Cooper in memory of Raymond D. Nasher
Label Text:Bob Thompson was a figurative painter known for his bold and energetic compositions. He combined expressionistic color reminiscent of Matisse with European classical narratives and a personal symbolism. He frequently drew inspiration from the Old Masters and reinterpreted their paintings with his own palette, interests and motifs. Thompson was deeply immersed in New York arts and music circles, befriending artists as well as jazz musicians such as Ornette Coleman. The free-thinking artistic and counter-cultural influences of these contemporaries can be found in his unique body of work.



Object number: 2010.17.3