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Jack Balas Art

Jack Balas is an artist whose work primarily includes painting, drawing and photography; occasionally cross-pollinated with writing and other media. After earning his BFA and MFA in sculpture from Northern Illinois University, Balas moved from the Chicago area to Los Angeles, where he worked as a cross-country art shipper, driving between Los Angeles and New York on a route that regularly took him through the western landscapes that have come to define much of his work. Eventually moving away from sculpture entirely, Balas began producing paintings of athletic young men, annotated and layered with numbers, illustrations, personal anecdotes, and other disparate elements that offer a depiction of idealized masculinity in America through the lens of Balas's personal experiences; as well as a contemporary counterpoint to the art-historical archetype of the female nude. A 1995 recipient of an Individual Fellowship in Painting from the National Endowment for the Arts, Balas is now represented in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Denver Art Museum, Colorado; the Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona; the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Iowa; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; the 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; the Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico; and the Usiminas Cultural Institute, Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil; among others. Balas currently divides his time between Denver and Tucson.

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Artist: Jack Balas
Ship of Cools (#1318)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Full title: "Ship of Cools, or, A Jolly Load of Boatmen Flat-Out Crossing the Mainstream, Some Being Kings, and Some Being 'Vagabonds' (We Await Your Applause) (#1318)" Watercolor, ...
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Ink, Acrylic, Watercolor

The Wall (La Pared), Nogales (No Puedo Decir Esto) (#1588)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Oil, enamel, and ink on canvas Signed in black, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Inscriptions read: THE WALL, NOGALES In Nogales, I walk across...
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Enamel

Lieutenant (#1899)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Signed, titled, and dated, verso India ink and watercolor on paper This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Safety Glass (#1423)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor, ink, graphite, and acrylic on paper Signed in black ink, l.c. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. Jack Balas is an ar...
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink, Graphite

Reginald Marsh: Tattoo and a Haircut (#547)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Oil on paper Signed in black ink, l.c. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. Jack Balas is an artist whose work primarily includes ...
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Oil Pastel

Preface (#1946)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Signed, titled, and dated, verso India ink and watercolor on paper This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Some Other Time (#1979)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Signed, titled, and dated, verso India ink and watercolor on paper This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Game's Up (#1919)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Signed, titled, and dated, verso India ink and watercolor on paper This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Catsndogs (1)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Signed, titled, and dated, verso India ink and watercolor on paper This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Untitled (Tiger) (#1944)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Signed, titled, and dated, verso India ink and watercolor on paper This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Flow (#340)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor and screen print on paper Signed in black ink, u.l. Titled in black ink, l.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. Jack...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Watercolor, Screen

Dust Jacket (#1199)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor, ink, and acrylic on paper Signed in black ink, l.r. Also signed and dated in blue ink, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price include...
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2010s Other Art Style Jack Balas Art

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Acrylic, Watercolor, Paper, Ink

Carnegie International
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Acrylic and watercolor on paper Signed in black ink, l.c. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. Jack Balas is an artist whose work ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Watercolor, Acrylic

Crown (#1248)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor and acrylic on paper Signed in black ink, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. Jack Balas is an artist whose work ...
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Acrylic, Paper, Watercolor

Hitch (#1225)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor and acrylic on paper Signed in black ink, l.c. Also signed and dated in blue ink, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes fram...
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2010s Other Art Style Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Acrylic, Watercolor

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Safety Glass (#1423)
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Dust Jacket (#1199)
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Crown (#1248)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Acrylic, Paper, Watercolor

Carnegie International
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Acrylic and watercolor on paper Signed in black ink, l.c. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. Jack Balas is an artist whose work ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Watercolor, Acrylic

Hitch (#1225)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor and acrylic on paper Signed in black ink, l.c. Also signed and dated in blue ink, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes fram...
Category

2010s Other Art Style Jack Balas Art

Materials

Paper, Acrylic, Watercolor

Flow (#340)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor and screen print on paper Signed in black ink, u.l. Titled in black ink, l.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. Jack...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Screen

Reginald Marsh: Tattoo and a Haircut (#547)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Oil on paper Signed in black ink, l.c. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. Jack Balas is an artist whose work primarily includes ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

Materials

Paper, Oil Pastel

Lieutenant (#1899)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Signed, titled, and dated, verso India ink and watercolor on paper This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Preface (#1946)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Signed, titled, and dated, verso India ink and watercolor on paper This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Some Other Time (#1979)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Signed, titled, and dated, verso India ink and watercolor on paper This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Game's Up (#1919)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Signed, titled, and dated, verso India ink and watercolor on paper This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Untitled (Tiger) (#1944)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Signed, titled, and dated, verso India ink and watercolor on paper This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Previously Available Items
Checkered Passed (Tied) (#1574)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Oil and enamel on canvas Signed in red, l.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. The artist writes: “‘Checkered Passed (Tied) (#1574)’ is a painting tha...
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Enamel

Roy Lichtenstein (#1694)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor and ink on paper Signed in black ink, u.c. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. Jack Balas is an artist whose work prim...
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Joke (#1721)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor and India ink on paper Signed in black ink, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. Jack Balas is an artist whose wor...
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2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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India Ink, Paper, Watercolor

Shore (#1457)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor, ink, and acrylic on paper Signed in black ink, l.l. $3400.00 + framing This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Jack Balas is an artist whose wor...
Category

2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

Materials

Paper, Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink

Back There (#1596)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Oil on gessoed paper Signed in red, l.l. $3400.00 + framing This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Jack Balas is an artist whose work primarily includes pa...
Category

2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Gesso, Oil, Paper

Van Gogh's Bedroom (#555)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor on paper Signed in black ink, l.c. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. Jack Balas is an artist whose work primarily in...
Category

2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Watercolor

Ed Ruscha (B)usted (Gl)ass (#422)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor, ink, acrylic, and graphite on paper Signed in black ink, l.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Jack Balas is an artist whose work primaril...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Ink, Acrylic, Watercolor, Graphite

And to All a Good Night (Wednesday) (Deer) (#1449)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor and acrylic on paper Signed in black ink, l.l. Also signed, titled, and dated in blue ink, verso $3400.00 + framing This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New Y...
Category

2010s Contemporary Jack Balas Art

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Paper, Acrylic, Watercolor

Back Road (#1291)
By Jack Balas
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor and acrylic on paper Signed in black ink, l.c. Also signed, titled, and dated in blue ink, verso $3400.00 + framing This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New Y...
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2010s Other Art Style Jack Balas Art

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Watercolor, Paper, Acrylic

Jack Balas art for sale on 1stDibs

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