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Bernard Aptekar
Arthur Miller Thinks - Expressionist Figurative Painting of Arthur Miller

2008

$32,000

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Bernard Aptekar's Arthur Miller Thinks is a large 65.5 x 53.5 inches expressionist figurative oil painting. It portrays American playwright Arthur Miller. The main colors are blue, green, and pink. The surrealistic and expressionistic language used to covey the message, as well as the use of a palette with low contrast colors, has its roots in the work of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, who Apterkar met at age of 11. The outcome is an imagery of an extraordinary visual impact and absolutely unique to Aptekar's own creative process. Arthur Miller, the author of the play "Death of a Salesman", is recognized by Aptekar as one of the American writers who had the ability to emphasize the discrepancy between ideology and practice of the American society, especially between the time of transition between the victories of World War II and the present. This unconventional portrait of the writer certainly brings to life the complex personality of the well known writer and former husband of actress Marilyn Monroe.

Details

  • Creator
    Bernard Aptekar (1936, American)
  • Creation Year
    2008
  • Dimensions
    Height: 65.5 in. (166.37 cm)Width: 53.5 in. (135.89 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    The painting comes with a frame conceived by the artist as an integral part of the artwork. The unframed dimension is 59.75"x 47.75".
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BA0201stDibs: LU24921406513

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