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Robert Petrick Art

American, b. 1945

Exceptional color combinations balanced with loosely configured shapes define the abstract geometric art of noted painter and typographer Robert Petrick. Through his rhythmic and lyrical abstract paintings, Petrick explores avant-garde style while establishing a link between the street culture of the East Village in New York City and the beauty of language. 

Born in 1945, Petrick won a high school scholarship to study at Philadelphia’s Tyler School of Art, now the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University. In 1983, he moved to New York City, where he became immersed in developing his unique artistic style, based on the New York School of Abstract Expressionism, as coined by the artist Robert Motherwell in 1949. 

The following year, Petrick gained critical attention for two designs he stenciled on the walls of New York’s Avenue B. Titled EXIT/EXIST and NOWHERE/NOW HERE, the works were featured in Vogue magazine and recognized by critics as compelling graffiti art.

Throughout his distinguished career, Petrick’s figurative paintings, still-life works and graphic designs have been featured on album covers and in commercial projects. His series include Shape, Gesture, Graffiti and the recent City Block, in which Petrick conveys the atmosphere of the East Village with color, shapes, energy and density. 

Petrick has exhibited in solo and group gallery shows throughout New York. His works are also in demand with collectors of 20th- and 21st-century abstract art.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of Robert Petrick’s paintings.

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Artist: Robert Petrick
Coincidence, Geometric Abstract Series
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick Coincidence Geometric Abstraction East Village NYC, 2022 acrylic on canvas New York, 2nd street studio Colorful geometric abstract ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Post Metro, Ziggurat Series, Abstract Geometric Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "Post Metro" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. From the artist's Ziggurat series, this piece is both timeless and contemporary, offeri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Board

Line Control, Chromatic Collision Series, Abstract Geometric Line Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "Line Control" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. From the artist's Chromatic Collisions series, this piece is both timeless and contem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Oil, Linen

Taking Off, Chromatic Collision Series, Abstract Geometric Line Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "Taking Off" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. From the artist's Chromatic Collisions series, this piece is both timeless and contempo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

My Way or the High Way, Chromatic Collision Series, Abstract Geometric Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "My Way or the High Way" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. The second from the artist's Chromatic Collisions series, this piece is bot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Après-midi, Chromatic Collision Series, Abstract Geometric Line Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "Après-midi" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. The second from the artist's Chromatic Collisions series...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Mass Hysteria, Chalkboard Series, Abstract Geometric Line Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "Mass Hysteria" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. From the artist's Chalkboard Series, this piece is both timeless and contemporary, o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Plan B, Chromatic Collision Series, Abstract Geometric Line Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "Plan B" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. From the artist's Chromatic Collisions series, this piece i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Misty Morning, Chromatic Collision Series, Abstract Geometric Line Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "Misty Morning" is a compelling abstract oil painting that masterfully captures the essence of a tranquil and elusive early morning atmosphere through geometric prec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Dancer, Chromatic Collision Series, Abstract Geometric Line Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "The Dancer" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. From the artist's Chromatic Collisions series, this pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

God Walker, Chalkboard Series, Abstract Geometric Line Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "God Walker" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. From the artist's Chalkboard Series, this piece is both timeless and contemporary, offe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Plan, Chromatic Collision Series, Abstract Geometric Line Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "The Plan" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. From the artist's Chromatic Collisions series, this piece...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Hello Sunshine, Chromatic Collision Series, Abstract Geometric Line Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "Hello Sunshine" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. From the artist's Chromatic Collisions series, this...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Rushhour, Chromatic Collision Series, Abstract Geometric Line Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "Rushhour" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. From the artist's Chromatic Collisions series, this piece...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Come Again from the Construction Series, Geometric Abstract Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick Come Again Construction Series East Village NYC , 2022 acrylic on canvas NYC, New York, 2nd street studio Colorful geometric abstract acrylic painting on canvas fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Sub-Series Underground Composition #8, East Village NYC Geometric Abstract
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick Sub-Series Underground composition #8, 2022 acrylic on canvas NYC, 2nd street studio Colorful geometric abstract acrylic painting on canvas. Robert Petrick's pain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Just Around the Corner, Geometric Abstract Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick East Village NYC , 2022 acrylic on canvas NYC, 2nd street studio Colorful geometric abstract acrylic painting on canvas from the artist's Urban Construction Series Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the artist culture of the East Village, where he has lived for 31 years, and the power of symbols, geometry, and language. This work captures the excitement of the East Village in its color, shapes, energy and density. -- In 1984, Petrick stenciled two designs on walls along Avenue B. Capturing a moment in time, EXIST / EXIT and NOWHERE / NOW HERE were photographed and featured in Vogue magazine. The images presented graffiti as art, a concept that was gaining international attention after the release of Charlie Ahearn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Labyrinth" Construction series, East Village New York (Geometric Abstract)
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick "Labyrinth" Construction series, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 56x56x1.5” NYC, 2nd street studio June 16, 2022One can easily become lost in Robert Petrick’s "untitled"’...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Cold Fusion#20, East Village, New York
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick Cold Fusion #20, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 27" x 27" x 1” 2022 NYC, 2nd street studio This acrylic painting on canvas is gestural in nature, with a surreal cityscap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Shadow City, East Village New York / Geometric Abstract
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick Shadow City, 2022 acrylic on canvas 54x40x1.5 inches NYC, 2nd street studio Colorful geometric abstract acrylic painting on canvas. Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the artist culture of the East Village, where he has lived for 31 years, and the power of symbols, geometry, and language. This work captures the excitement of the East Village in its color, shapes, energy and density. -- In 1984, Petrick stenciled two designs on walls along Avenue B. Capturing a moment in time, EXIST / EXIT and NOWHERE / NOW HERE were photographed and featured in Vogue magazine. The images presented graffiti as art, a concept that was gaining international attention after the release of Charlie Ahearn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Liquid Path
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Liquid Path" 12x16x.5 acrylic on canvas 2018 Alphabet CIty / East Village, New York Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side. "Seminal direction e...
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2010s Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Purple Daze
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Purple Daze 1988/89 22 inches H x 28 inches W Acrylic on canvas Statement from the artist: This is an early work I produced in my studio at 11th street and Ave 'B" NYC. I was worki...
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1980s Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Cold Fusion#18, East Village, New York
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick Cold Fusion #18, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 18" x 24" x 1” 2022 NYC, 2nd street studio This acrylic painting on canvas is gestural in nature, with a surreal cityscap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Recurring Composition, East Village, New York
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick Recurring Composition, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 18" x 24" x 1” 2022 NYC, 2nd street studio This acrylic painting on canvas is gestural in nature, with a surreal ci...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Mystic City, East Village, New York
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick Mystic City, 2022 22x27x1” NYC, 2nd street studio This acrylic painting on canvas is gestural in nature, with a surreal cityscape feeling Robert Petrick's paintin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

City Block Series #1, East Village New York (Geometric Abstract)
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick - City Block Series #1 2021 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 x 1.5 inches East Village New York Geometric Abstract Stretched Painting Robert Petrick's paintings create ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

14th and B East Village New York Geometric Abstract Stretched Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
14th and B 2021 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 40 x 2 inches East Village New York Geometric Abstract Stretched Painting Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the street cultur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

City Block Series #2, East Village New York (Geometric Abstract)
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick - City Block Series #2 2021 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 x 1.5 inches East Village New York Geometric Abstract Stretched Painting Robert Petrick's paintings create ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

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Acrylic

City Block Series #3, East Village New York (Geometric Abstract)
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick - City Block Series #3 2021 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 x 1.5 inches East Village New York Geometric Abstract Stretched Painting Robert Petrick's paintings create ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

City Block Series #4, East Village New York (Geometric Abstract)
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick - City Block Series #4 2021 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 28 x 1.5 inches East Village New York Geometric Abstract Stretched Painting Robert Petrick's paintings create ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Robert W. Petrick, City Lines (Abstract Painting, Black and White Painting)
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
City Lines acrylic on canvas 40 x 50 x 1.75 inches 2018 NYC Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side. series: Linepainting "Line series influenced by the digital city" Internal...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Deep Night
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Deep Night 1988/89 24 inches x 30 inches oil on canvas Artist Statement: This is an early work I produced in my studio at 11th street and Ave 'B" NYC...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

A Complicated Journey
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Complicated Journey Graffiti & Line series 2012 acrylic on canvas 42 x 42 inches Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the...
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2010s Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

SUNBLOC
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's paintings connect the lyricism of language with the vibrancy of urban culture, especially the rich milieu around the East Village and Alphabet City. Rendered in colo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Liquid Path
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Liquid Path" 12x16x.5 acrylic on canvas 2018 Alphabet CIty / East Village, New York Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side. "Seminal direction e...
Category

2010s Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Door #1
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Door #1 1988/89 33 inches x 24 inches oil on canvas Artist Statement: "This is an early work I produced in my studio at 11th street and Ave 'B" NYC. I was working at free expressio...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Robert Petrick Art

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Canvas, Oil

"Structure Series #2 V. 1, " Colorful Abstract Painting, East Village
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
“Structure Series #2” Version 2 2020 Acrylic, oil and chalk on canvas 14 x 24 x x .625 inches Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the street culture of the East Villag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Oil, Acrylic

"Structure Series #2 V. 2, " East Village, Colorful Abstract Geometric Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
“Structure Series #2” Version 2 2020 Acrylic, oil and chalk on canvas 14 x 24 x x .625 inches Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the street culture of the East Villag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Oil, Acrylic

Robert W. Petrick, City Life (Abstract Painting, Construction)
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick City Life Acrylic on Canvas 36 x 36 x 1 inches This dynamic abstract "Construction" by Robert W. Petrick is inspired by city life. East Village, New York. Int...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Robert W. Petrick, Line Dancing (Abstract Painting)
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert W. Petrick Line Dancing 42 x 40 x 1.5 inches Acrylic on canvas 2019 This dynamic abstract painting by Robert W. Petrick is inspired by city life. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Technostar (Soft Geometry Series)
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Technosta Soft Geometry Series 2017 oil on wood (Heavy Palette Knife) 20 x 17 inches Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side Robert Petrick's paint...
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2010s Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Oil Pastel, Oil

Grey Commuter (8 Modular Pieces, 12 x 9 inches) Geometric Abstract Painting
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Grey Commuter Soft Geometry Series 2012 oil on canvas Consists of 8 modular pieces Each piece 12x9 inches Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side. Robert Petrick's artwork dr...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Oil

City Lines
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"City Lines" 40X50x1.75" acrylic on canvas 2018 NYC Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side. "Line series influenced by the digital city"
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Bird
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bird Just pure painting Series 2005 Acrylic on raw canvas 14X10 inches Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side Robert Petrick's artwork draws a link between the street culture...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Negative Blue
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Negative Blue" Soft Geometry Series 2017 OIL on canvas 24X24" Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the street culture of ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Oil

New Vision
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"New Vision" Soft Geometry Series 2017 Acrylic on canvas 28X40" Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side. Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the street culture ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

City Green
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
City Green Soft Geometry Series 2017 Acrylic on canvas 28X40" Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side
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2010s Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Cold Fusion 2
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Cold Fusion 2" Stripe infusion Series 2017 acrylic on canvas 18X18" Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the street cultu...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Cold Fusion 3
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Cold Fusion 3" Stripe infusion Series 2017 acrylic on canvas 18X18" Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the street cultu...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Orange and Blue (Graffiti Lines Series)
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Orange & Blue Graffiti & Line series 2017 acrylic on canvas 20X20" Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side obert Petrick's paintings create a link between the street culture o...
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2010s Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Sound in Grey
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Sound in Grey" Graffiti & Line series 2017 acrylic on canvas 60X44" Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side. Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the street cul...
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2010s Conceptual Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Intervention (Graffiti and Line Series)
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Intervention Graffiti & Line series 2012 acrylic on canvas 48 x 34 inches Signed, dated and titled on the reverse side Robert Petrick's paintings create ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic

Negative Space #1
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the street culture of the East Village, where he has lived for 31 years, and the power of language, which he has worked with his enti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

marks #1
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
(1 of a group of 4) Set of four for 2500 In 1984, Robert Petrick stenciled two designs on walls along Avenue B. Capturing the zeitgeist of the time, EXIST / EXIT and NOWHERE / NOW...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Oil

marks #2
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
(2 of a group of 4) Set of 4 offered for $2500 In 1984, Robert Petrick stenciled two designs on walls along Avenue B. Capturing the zeitgeist of the time, EXIST / EXIT and NOWHERE /...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Blue Mask
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick Blue Mask East Village Abstraction
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Negative Space #10
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's paintings create a link between the street culture of the East Village, where he has lived for 31 years, and the power of language, which he has worked with his enti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Stripe Series, Untitled #14
By Robert Petrick
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic abstract artwork from the 1990s East Village scene. Robert Petrick Strip Series #14 57 x 41 inches Acrylic on Canvas New York geometric ges...
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1990s Abstract Geometric Robert Petrick Art

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

Robert Petrick art for sale on 1stDibs.

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