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"Floating Man," Important Art Deco Painting with Nude Male by Dunbar Beck

$16,500

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Painted by Dunbar Beck, one of America's most accomplished and successful muralists, this painting of a half-nude man floating over a succession of dancing couples below was one of a series of surreal paintings that some have called his "Mystical Man" series. These paintings also relate to a second, celebrated group of paintings showing boxers in the ring that Beck executed in the same period, all with strong lighting and dramatic perspectives. Beck painted a WPA-sponsored mural in the post office in Danvers, Massachusetts, and a series of murals for the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair, among many others. He was also commissioned by Steinway to paint a series of scenes on a piano that the company gave to the White House during the Roosevelt administration. The painting is gouache on paper.

Details

  • Creator
    Dunbar D. Beck (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Width: 11.5 in. (29.21 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865129172492

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