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Stephen Basso Paintings

American, b. 1953

Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic yet thought provoking fables. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagination wry wit and fearless color. Mr. Basso's works evoke a high level of inquiry. The fanciful yet keenly observed characters are unpredictable and evocative. The viewer vacillates between surprised delight and consternation, A Brooklyn native much of Basso's art has been inspired by travel to Jamaica Puerto Rico and in particular Mexico blended with is urban New York experience.
By in large Basso is self taught ( after initially attending the School of Visual Arts for illustration he came to the conclusion painting was more engaging ) Seeking emotional honesty he has looked to the work of several mentors notably Max Beckmann Willem de Kooning Goya Marsden Hartley and Albert Pinkham Ryder to name a few...artists that speak to the human condition

(Biography provided by Tabla Rasa Gallery)
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Artist: Stephen Basso
circus rider, colorful circus theme interior woman and elephant bright cheerful
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
an early work by artist on canvas Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with bou...
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1980s Neo-Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

top banana, colorful food theme oil painting
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
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Early 2000s Other Art Style Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

valentine cat, colorful greens, plants, interior by window
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early work - Mixed media on board Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with bound...
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1990s Fauvist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Mixed Media, Board

Dealmaker, businessman character study cigar bird narrative
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on canvas Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagination, wr...
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2010s Post-Modern Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

The Budding Artist urban narrative muted blue colors subway scene
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on linen mounted on board signed and dated on reverse.
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2010s American Modern Stephen Basso Paintings

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Linen, Board, Oil

Global Warming rich color humor art topical subject birds and human interaction
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on stretched canvas signed an dated on reverse. Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic yet thought provoking narratives. His whimsical works are alive wit...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Royal Mermaid colorful greens blues seahorses fish Coney Island
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of an ongoing series of paintings and pastels by the artist dealing with sea sirens. Basso approaches the subject with his signature dry humor.
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Early 2000s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Slippery Crustacean, humorous, bright color oil painting of boy and lobster
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagination, wry wit and fear...
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

The Existential Cyclist human condition humorous male figure on bicycle blue
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Signed and dated on reverse oil on wood panel . This work had a rough surface texture. Some similarity to Botero quality
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

This Side of the River, colorful urban characters
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
New York high rollers in business lunch overlooking skyline Oil on linen *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought pro...
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2010s Ashcan School Stephen Basso Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Yemaya Descembarcar(Yemaya Ashore) blues seaside West african & religious
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
the subject of this work is Yemaya orisha or saint of the seven oceans . Her colors are blue and white and she exudes great power and love.
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2010s Feminist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Butcher, colorful whimsical food charcter
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on canvas *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with bou...
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1990s Folk Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Congregation, still life food peppers dark colors rough textured surface
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on wood with a rough texture surface. Signed and dated on reverse. Part ot an ongoing series if still life by the artist which is the artist refers to as restless giving the obj...
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Wood, Oil

Nature Girl, colorful surrealist bird woman painting
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
colorful surrealist image of bird woman *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsica...
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2010s Surrealist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

COLD SNAP seated female figure on subway cool blue winter tones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil painting on plywood signed on reverse. There is a rough texture to the surface of the painting a technique used by the artist on many of his wood paintings.
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Plywood, Oil

Cooped Up, colorful painting of cats and birds in birdcage
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
colorful surrealist narrative of cats *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical...
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2010s Surrealist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Laboratory , colorful whimsical fantasy work
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on canvas heavy duty stretchers signed and dated on reverse framing not necessary *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, y...
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Breakaway bright colored still life vegetables and meat humorous undertones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Canvas on heavy duty stretcher signed and dated on reverse. Part of the artists on going series of what he refers to as restless still life giving animation to inanimate objects.
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2010s American Modern Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Crown Jewels, colorful, figurative, outsider, narrative, three women, hats
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil n canvas Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagination, wr...
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

la sala de la bruja, surrealist interior, green, bird,nude
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Narrative, colorful and surreal fantasy of a room interior.
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1990s Other Art Style Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, ABS

Navigator, bright color oil painting of figure, boats, water
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Priest dark muted color somber religious subject figure human condition theme
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Although painted 10 years ago the artist feels it is an appropriate image for these troubled times.
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

procession, seashore, beach, colorful, humor, female figure, bather green tones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Blending surrealistic elements with narrative, Mr. Basso is known for wildly imaginative and colorful work.
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1980s Fauvist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Acrobats bright tropical colors man and toucan birds humorous narrative
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on canvas signed and dated on reverse. Part ot a human and animal series by the artist
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mrs. K and Cherrybomb, colorful sleeping woman and red parrot
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
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Early 2000s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Valentine Cat (double Hearted Cat) bright sunny color cat romantic greens
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on masonite with a natural birch frame glossy finish
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1990s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

Towel Prince. Baby in soft color sleepy dreamlike happy character
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on wood signed and dated on reverse. Sweet innocent childhood theme, pastel tones
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2010s Romantic Stephen Basso Paintings

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Wood, Oil, Magazine Paper

Forbidden Fruit, colorful figure back view w handbags gown boat high heels
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagination, wry wit and fear...
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1980s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Lady Red Rose female half length profile portrait warm soft soothing color
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This painting is oil paint on linen canvas mounted on wood framed in a reddish brown color frame Signed on reverse
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2010s Romantic Stephen Basso Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Eden Lockdown, colorful humorous nude woman with apple and snake
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on linen on mounted board outsider pastel on archival paper *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking f...
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Pastel, Archival Paper

Onyx blue tone and black female nude sculptural qualities
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An early experimental work by the artist it combines a loosely painted head combined with a hard sculptural body.
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1980s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Shoe repairman, colorful, character
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
Category

2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil

El Bajo Latin music theme rich vibrant colors musical instruments strong rhythm
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on linen canvas a beautiful gold rimmed ebony colored wood frame is included with this painting . the dimensions 52 x 38 are including this frame and perfectly compliments the ...
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2010s Post-Modern Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Snake Charmer warm sunny greens colorful mythic music theme female nude
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An early work by the artist one of his early female themes. It is signed and dated bottom left and is on heavy duty stretcher bars that do not need framing
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1980s Neo-Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Costa Esmeralda, colorful humorous beach scene
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Surf N' Turf merman/mermaid mythic figures interior food romantic undertones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on canvas heavy duty stretcher bars .Framing recommended but not necessary. Signed and dated on reverse. Part of an ongoing series of mermaids by the artist.
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Early 2000s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Cupid Under Construction valentine hearts cupid mythology humorous overtones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on canvas, framing not required. This painting is part pf a series of tower or totem paintings included in (upcoming) edition of Fluid Magazine
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil

A Bronx Wedding, colorful dancing celebration w musicians blue sky butterflies
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pillow Fight, colorful humorous nude women
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on linen on mounted board outsider pastel on archival paper *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking f...
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Pastel, Archival Paper

A Song for Goya, colorful musical theme painting
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
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2010s American Impressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

flowers from evergood, bright figure domestic setting predominantly red painting
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on wood by Stephen Basso Narrative work, woman in chair in interior setting
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2010s American Modern Stephen Basso Paintings

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Wood, Oil

purple hat, social observation, portrait of woman with red hat,
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
Category

2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

El Bajo (The Bass Player), quirky colorful musicians instruments
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on canvas Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagination, wr...
Category

Early 2000s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Lemon Winter, colorful humorous woman and dog
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on linen on mounted board *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works a...
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Soutine's Purveyor, humorous butcher with meat, food
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagination, wry wit and fear...
Category

2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Nude on the Edge#2, colorful, whimsical imaginative nude
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
Category

2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Flight Lesson man and bird theme muted color humor in art
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
a touching portrait of a man and his parrot. oil on canvas signed on reverse
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2010s Contemporary Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Two Reclining Nudes female nudes strong expressive color humorous undertones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
the artist has described this work as anti languishing odalisques .
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Early 2000s Feminist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil

The Dust Collector religious theme female figure ceremonial objects, bright reds
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on linen canvas heavy duty stretcher reference to Hatian vessels named govi containing souls of the departed
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2010s Post-Modern Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Warm Reflections Florida theme water pool exterior warm colors tranquil theme
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on linen canvas heavy duty stretchers framing recommended but not necessary. signed on reverse
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil

The Lonely Romantic strong red colors humorous theme flowers tattoos
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on cradled wood board framing not necessary Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil, Board

Cafe Max, bar scene red and bright color, music, genre, night club
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
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2010s Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Hide and Seek still life peppers and lemons Spanish influence dark undercurrent
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on linen canvas heavy duty stretcher framing recommended but not required. Part pf a series by the artist titled RESTLESS STILL LIFE
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Early 2000s Post-Modern Stephen Basso Paintings

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Canvas, Linen, Oil

Moving Day still life vegetables humorous undertones strong bright color
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
this painting is oil on boars framed it is part of a series of still life paintings which the artist refers to as Restless Still Life because in his words "fruits and vegetables have...
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2010s Contemporary Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil, Board, ABS

salty sue and kandy korn, colorful woman and bird humorous people pets
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
one of a series of people and their pets painted on wood panel suitable for framed smooth texture
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Take the Cannoli food still life Italian pastry delicious tasty sweet treats
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil paint on wood with a rough stippled texture. the artist sometimes primes his painting surfaces with a sand like material for a coarse texture. this part of his continuing series ...
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil

pastry chef male figure food humor theme delicious desserts warm colors
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
painted on cradled board this painting is suitable for immediate hanging no frame required. the subject was influenced by paintings of pastry chefs by the great expressionist artist ...
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil

Bordeaux Evenings wine theme seated female figure warm evening thoughts
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on board mounted in wooden frame suitable for immediate hanging the artist mixed synthetic pumice into the primer to create a rough textured surface.
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2010s Contemporary Stephen Basso Paintings

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Oil

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