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Red Grooms Art

American, b. 1937
Charles Roger Grooms was born in 1937 in Nashville, Tennessee, a city that, with its lively honky-tonk scene and the theatricality of the historic Grand Ole Opry, would later influence much of his work. Nicknamed for his ginger hair, Red enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1955. A self-proclaimed “restless and undisciplined student,” Grooms spent the next few years moving between schools and cities, including the New School in New York, Peabody College (now part of Vanderbilt University) in Nashville, and Hans Hofmann’s summer school in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Frustrated with the academic track and anxious to enter the New York art scene, Grooms abandoned formal education to focus exclusively on creating art and securing exhibition opportunities in his Chelsea neighborhood. There, he found quick success and a supportive circle of artists that became close friends and collaborators. From the start of his career, Grooms has worked in multiple media, from painting, printmaking, and sculpture, to installation art, filmmaking, and theatrical experiences known as “Happenings.” Much of his art blurs the boundaries between these different forms, such as his large-scale, carefully-crafted environments he calls “sculpto-pictoramas,” and smaller objects like Dalí Salad. In this example, Grooms combines silkscreened and lithographic elements with a wooden base and acrylic dome to create a three-dimensional portrait of the famous Surrealist artist. Grooms is perhaps best known for his colorful and comedic commentary on the culture, politics, and figures associated with the American urban environment and art historical traditions. Relying on satire and caricature, Grooms’ art has paid homage to a wide range of artists including Rembrandt, Auguste Rodin, Thomas Eakins, and Benjamin West, as well as national icons like Thomas Jefferson and Chuck Berry. Grooms’ disparate output is so difficult to classify that he has been compared to the influential Dada artist, Marcel Duchamp. Like Duchamp, Grooms often deliberately confronts the art world establishment, noting in 1974 that “it’s good to have . . . something to go against.” Despite his affinity for defying the mainstream, Grooms is routinely cited by scholars as one of the leading American artists of his generation and was honored with the National Academy of Design’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. The subject of a 1984 mid-career retrospective exhibition held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the artist’s work can be found in public collections across the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, as well as in many international museums. - The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Artist: Red Grooms
Elvis
By Red Grooms
Located in Lyons, CO
Color lithograph, Edition 75 Red Grooms and Master printer Bud Shark began their many print collaborations in 1981 with "Mountaintime", followed in 1982 by their first three-dimen...
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1990s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph

TONTO-CONDO (THREE DIMENSIONAL)
By Red Grooms
Located in Aventura, FL
Tonto-Condo, 1983, published by Shark's Ink, Lyons, Colorado (Knestrick, 96). Hand signed and numbered by the artist in pencil. Three-dimensional color lithographic construction with...
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1980s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Paper, Mixed Media, Lithograph

Masters at the Met 2002
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Masters at the Met 2002, 2002 Color lithograph, edition of 75 29 3/4 x 35 in. / 75.6 x 88.9 cm
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Early 2000s Modern Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph

Extra, Extra Read All About It  (New York City Newsstand)
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms New York City Newsstand, "Extra, Extra Read All About It", 2003 Mixed Media 3-D Construction in Custom Fitted Lucite Box 20 × 26 1/2 × 10 1/2 inches Frame included Edition...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Lucite, Paper, Mixed Media, Screen

Elvis
By Red Grooms
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Unframed. Red Grooms’ “Ruckus Manhattan” in the mid-1970s humorously transformed Grand Central Terminal into a 3-D caricature of New York City. “I wanted to do a novelistic portrai...
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20th Century Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph

London Bus, 3-D Lithograph Sculpture by Red Grooms
By Red Grooms
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Red Grooms, American (1937 - ) Title: London Bus Year: 1983 - 1984 Medium: 3-D Lithograph Construction on BFK Rives in a Plexi-Box, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 5/6...
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1980s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph

Red Grooms Moonstruck Porcelain Sculpture Plate 3D Manhattan NYC Cartoon
By Red Grooms
Located in Surfside, FL
Moonstruck 1994 3D porcelain ceramic plate. limited edition. Red Grooms (born Charles Rogers Grooms on June 7, 1937) is an American multimedia artist best known for his colorful po...
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1990s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Porcelain, Screen

Fats Domino
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms’ “Ruckus Manhattan” in the mid-1970s humorously transformed Grand Central Terminal into a 3-D caricature of New York City. “I wanted to do a novelistic portrait of Manhat...
Category

1980s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph

Pierpont Morgan Library
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
color lithograph edition of 300
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1980s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph

Ruckus Rodeo
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Ruckus Rodeo, 1975 Acrylic and felt tip pen on paper Signed and dated in black felt marker Unique work Provenance: Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, with original label verso in...
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1970s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Acrylic, Felt Pen

"Subway Rider" signed screenprint with die cut and collage by artist Red Grooms
By Red Grooms
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Subway Rider" screenprint with die cut and collage by artist Red Grooms. From the "New York, New York" portfolio published by the New York Graphic Society. Depicts the Grooms's daug...
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1980s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph

Blewy I, Pop Art Print by Red Grooms
By Red Grooms
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Red Grooms, American (1937 - ) Title: Blewy I Year: 1971 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150, AP VII/XII Paper Size: 14 x 18 inches (35 x 45 cm) F...
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1970s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Screen

Study for Way Down East, Color Pencil Drawing by Red Grooms
By Red Grooms
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Red Grooms Title: Study for Way Down East Year: circa 1965 Medium: Color Pencil and Watercolor on Paper, Signed verso Size: 17.5 x 22 inches Frame: 26 x 32 inches "Way Down...
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1960s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Watercolor, Color Pencil

Creative Time Inc. Red Grooms exhibition poster
By Red Grooms
Located in Hudson, NY
Original exhibition poster for Ruckus Manhattan by Red Grooms and the Ruckus Construction Company, 1975. Presented by Creative Time, Inc. Lithograph with offset lithographic photo el...
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1970s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Printer's Ink, Offset

The Daily Arf
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Embossed Silkscreen and Blind Intaglio. Pencil signed and dated 1974 lower right; pencil numbered from the edition of only 12 Artist's Proofs. This work is one of only 12 rare Artist...
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1970s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Intaglio, Screen

Ruckus Manhattan (Hand signed)
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Ruckus Manhattan (Hand signed), 1981 Offset lithograph poster (hand signed by Red Grooms) 11 × 28 inches Hand signed by Red Grooms on the front Unframed The artist signed ...
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1980s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Offset

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1995 etching and aquatint in 4 colors on Somerset textured paper, ed. of 10 AP 20 3/4 x 26 in. (52.7 x 66 cm)
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1990s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

New York Sweet: Graveyard Ruckus
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms New York Sweet: Graveyard Ruckus, 1995 drypoint, etching, sugarlift, and aquatint on Somerset textured paper, ed. of 30 17 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (44.5 x 52.1 cm)
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1990s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

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Drypoint, Etching, Aquatint

New York Sweet: Down Under
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms New York Sweet: Down Under, 1995 aquatint and sugarlift in 2 colors on Somerset textured paper, ed. of 30 20 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (52.1 x 44.5 cm)
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1990s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Aquatint

Les Deux Magots
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Les Deux Magots, 1985 etching and aquatint, ed. of 90 26 1/4 x 31 3/8 in. (66.7 x 79.9 cm)
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1980s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

The Cedar Bar
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms The Cedar Bar, 1987 offset lithograph in 4 colors on film and Mylar on Arches Cover paper, ed. of 200 24 1/2 x 32 in. (62.2 x 81.2 cm)
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1980s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Lithograph

Aubrey Beardsley
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Aubrey Beardsley, 2008 black and white etching with spitbite aquatint on Somerset textured white, ed. of 20 22 x 18 1/2 in. (55.9 x 47 cm)
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Early 2000s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Heavy Metal
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Heavy Metal, 2009 black and white etching with aquatint, spitbite aquatint, and scraping, ed. of 20 17 1/2 x 19 in. (44.5 x 48.3 cm)
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Early 2000s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Napo and Josephine
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Napo and Josephine, 2008 black and white etching with spitbite aquatint on Somerset textured white, ed. of 20 18 x 15 in. (45.7 x 38.1 cm)
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Early 2000s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Goya's Demons
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Goya's Demons, 2009 black and white etching with spitbite aquatint, ed. of 20 18 x 15 1/2 in. (45.7 x 38.7 cm)
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Early 2000s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Aquatint, Etching

Matisse
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Matisse, 1976 lithograph, edition of 75 34 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (87.6 x 64.8 cm)
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1970s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Lithograph

Ruckus Taxi
By Red Grooms
Located in Lyons, CO
Color 3-D lithograph in Plexiglas box. Edition 75 Red Grooms and Master printer Bud Shark began their many print collaborations in 1981 with “Mountaintime”, followed in 1982 by the...
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1980s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph

Saskia
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Saskia, 2009 black and white etching with spitbite aquatint and burnishing on Somerset textured white, ed. of 20 18 x 15 1-4 in. (45.7 x 38.7 cm)
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Early 2000s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

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Etching

FALL OF JERICHO
By Red Grooms
Located in Portland, ME
Grooms, Red (American, born 1937). FALL OF JERICHO. Etching, 1971. Edition of 100. Signed, titled, and numbered 92/100, all in pencil. 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches (plate), 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 i...
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1970s Red Grooms Art

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Etching

Coney Island
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Coney Island, 1978 aquatint in 4 colors, edition of 34 22 x 25 3/4 in. (55.9 x 65.4 cm)
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1970s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Aquatint

Rockefeller Center
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Rockefeller Center, 1995 lithograph, edition of 75 41 3/8 x 27 1/2 in. (105.1 x 69.9 cm)
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1990s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

Materials

Lithograph

Village Newsstand
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Village Newsstand, 1999 monoprint, edition of 5 31 x 23 in. (78.7 x 58.4 cm)
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1990s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Monoprint

Brooklyn Bridge Bustle
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Brooklyn Bridge Bustle, 2002 color lithograph, edition of 75 26 1/2 x 33 3/4 in. (67.3 x 85.7 cm)
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Early 2000s Modern Red Grooms Art

Materials

Lithograph

On your mark, get set, go!
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms On your mark, get set, go!, 2002 Color lithograph, edition of 75 35 x 26 3/8 in. / 88.9 x 67 cm
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Early 2000s Modern Red Grooms Art

Materials

Lithograph

Nashville
By Red Grooms
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Red Grooms always liked to have prepared plates in the studio - he was continually drawing and making sketches as he worked on his paintings and three D projects and drawings made wi...
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Early 2000s Realist Red Grooms Art

Materials

Watercolor, Etching

Aarrrrrrhh
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this three-dimensional color lithograph on Arches Cover paper in a Plexiglas case. Signed, dated and numbered 62/75 in pencil by Grooms. Printed at Bank Str...
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1970s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Plexiglass, Color

Cafe Tabou
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms Cafe Tabou, 1985 etching and aquatint, edition 22 of 50 14 x 15 5/8 in. (35.6 x 39.7 cm)
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1980s Modern Red Grooms Art

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Goya's Demons
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms’ “Ruckus Manhattan” in the mid-1970s humorously transformed Grand Central Terminal into a 3-D caricature of New York City. “I wanted to do a novelistic portrait of Manhatt...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Etching

At the Beach
By Red Grooms
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Red Grooms Title: At the Beach Year: 1970 Medium: Oil on Conjoined Wood, signed and dated lower center Size: 5 x 12.5 inches Frame: 14 x 21.5 inches
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1970s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Oil

Pollock's Model A
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Pollock's Model A, 1998 Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil Lithograph Sheet: 13 x 20 inches Frame: 20.5 x 26.5 inches Edition 6 of 75
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1990s Red Grooms Art

Materials

Lithograph

Pierpont Morgan Library
By Red Grooms
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Red Grooms, American (1937 - ) Title: Pierpont Morgan Library Year: 1982 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 300, 40 AP's Paper Size: 15 x 38 inches Fr...
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1980s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph

Looking Up Broadway, Again
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Lithograph in 6 colors on Rives BFK paper edition of 75
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1990s Red Grooms Art

Materials

Lithograph

"Jackson Pollock," Red Grooms, New York School Pop Art Portrait
By Red Grooms
Located in Larchmont, NY
Red Grooms (American, b. 1937) Jackson Pollock, 1986 Pastel on paperboard 9 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches Signed and dated lower right Provenance: Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York Charles Rog...
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1980s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Board, Pastel

Red Grooms 'Group of Hundred Earth Summit' Pop Art Blue,Yellow Offset Lithograph
By Red Grooms
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 36.75 x 27.5 inches ( 93.345 x 69.85 cm ) Image Size: 34.5 x 25.5 inches ( 87.63 x 64.77 cm ) Framed: Yes Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Add...
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1990s Red Grooms Art

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Offset

Traffic!
By Red Grooms
Located in Lyons, CO
Color 3-D lithograph, Edition 75. Red Grooms is a painter, sculptor, printmaker, filmmaker, and showman par excellence. His major installations, “Ruckus Manhattan”, “The City of Chi...
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1990s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph

For Alice & Bo, Provincetown
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
RED GROOMS (Untitled), for Alice + Bo, Provincetown 1966 Original ink drawing on paper Signed, inscribed and dated with a dateline of Provincetown on recto. This unique early (1966) ...
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1960s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Ink

Flatiron Building
By Red Grooms
Located in New York, NY
Red Grooms, Flatiron Building, 1995 Red Grooms was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1937. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the New School for Social Research, New York....
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1990s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Etching

Truck II (VEL 106; Knestrick 78), Red Grooms
By Red Grooms
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Red Grooms (1937) Title: Truck II (VEL 106; Knestrick 78) Year: 1979-1980 Medium: Color lithograph, screenprint, rubber stamp impressions on Arches paper Edition: 75, plus 12...
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1970s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph, Screen

The Carriage Trade
By Red Grooms
Located in Lyons, CO
Color 3-D lithograph in wood frame In Red Grooms’ newest three-dimensional print, "The Carriage Trade", the artist once again casts his acute eye on life in New York City. He capt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph

Truck I (VEL 105; Knestrick 77)
By Red Grooms
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Red Grooms (1937) Title: Truck I (VEL 105; Knestrick 77) Year: 1979-1980 Medium: Lithograph, screenprint, rubber stamp impressions on Arches paper Edition: 36, plus 11 artist...
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1970s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Untitled, from The International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving
By Red Grooms
Located in London, GB
Etching on BFK Rives paper, 1962, signed and numbered E.A. from the edition of 60, printed by Atelier Georges Leblanc, Paris, published by Galleria Schwarz, Milan, 25.2 x 19.2 cm. (9...
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1960s American Realist Red Grooms Art

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Etching

1988 Red Grooms 'van Gogh with Sunflowers' Pop Art Multicolor USA Lithograph Fra
By Red Grooms
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 34 x 22 inches ( 86.36 x 55.88 cm ) Image Size: 25 x 17 inches ( 63.5 x 43.18 cm ) Framed: Yes Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional De...
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1980s Red Grooms Art

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Lithograph

Untitled (Blanche Lazelle)
By Red Grooms
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This print is part of a portfolio celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Provincetown Arts Center. Red Grooms first went to Provincetown in 1957 when he attended the Hans Hofmann S...
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2010s Realist Red Grooms Art

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

A - Train
By Red Grooms
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Red Grooms has been drawing and painting New York City life for many years - this etching of the A train is a wonderful example of Grooms' description of 'only in New York'. with al...
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2010s Realist Red Grooms Art

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
By Red Grooms
Located in Lyons, CO
Color 3-D lithograph in Plexiglas box, Edition 50 Red Grooms revisits the rich subject matter of his New York City neighborhood in his new three-dimensional lithograph “Extra! Ext...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Lithograph

Samurai
By Red Grooms
Located in Lyons, CO
Color lithograph, Edition 40. Red Grooms and Master printer Bud Shark began their many print collaborations in 1981 with “Mountaintime”, followed in 1982 by their first three-dimens...
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1990s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Lithograph

Western Pals
By Red Grooms
Located in Lyons, CO
Color lithograph, Edition 40. Red Grooms is a painter, sculptor, printmaker, filmmaker, and showman par excellence. His major installations, “Ruckus Manhattan”, “The City of Chicago...
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1990s Contemporary Red Grooms Art

Materials

Lithograph

Fall of Jericho
By Red Grooms
Located in Long Island City, NY
“Fall of Jericho" was commissioned by Vera List, Byrone, Connecticut, for her grandson Joshua Lincoln Mack’s Bar Mitzvah in New York. It was mailed with the invitation to the guests....
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1970s Pop Art Red Grooms Art

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Etching

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Questions About Red Grooms Art
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Red Grooms, an American painter and sculptor, is best known for his life-size Pop art, which are known as “sculpto-pictoramas.” Ruckus Manhattan is the most famous of these, created by Grooms in 1975 with help from his assistants. It includes a model of the World Trade Center that’s 30 feet tall, a swaying Brooklyn Bridge, and a 15-foot-tall Statue of Liberty. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Red Grooms artwork from top sellers worldwide.

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