A MINI RETROSPECTIVE: FOUR PAINTINGS ON VIEW AT THE HAMPTONS FINE ART FAIR
Four works by Neuman will be on display at the Hamptons Fine Art Fair with Childs Gallery and Lawrence Fine Art. You’ll find Childs Gallery at booth 221 and Lawrence Fine Art at booth 213. The art fair runs from July 13th through July 16th.
The two works on view with Childs Gallery are Game of Chance and Lame Deer (Medicine Tail). Game of Chance is part of a series of Diamond Paintings created in the mid-60s. This brightly colored composition is composed of stamped shapes, floating ladders, and the artist’s handprint.
Lame Deer (Medicine Tail) is part of the Lame Deer series, an abstract response to the western American landscape and history. Neuman worked on the Lame Deer series from 1978-2008. The largest painting from this series, spanning 6 x 18 feet, is in the collection of the Hood Museum.
Earlier works Flag Day Munich and Red Horizon are on view with Lawrence Fine Arts. In 1953, Neuman was awarded a Fulbright Grant for painting. He spent the year in Stuttgart, Germany, allowing him his first contact with his contemporaries in Europe and the post war Art Informel Movement.
In 1956, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for painting which allowed him to spend a year in Barcelona, Spain. There he absorbed something entirely different, the deeply felt mysticism present in much of the contemporary Spanish artwork of that time. Flag Day Munich (1954) and Red Horizon (1959) are rare responses to the time Neuman spent abroad.
Game of Chance, 1963, oil on linen, 51 1⁄2 × 51 1⁄2 in
Lame Deer (Medicine Tail), 1999, oil on linen, 44 × 48 in
Red Horizon, 1958-1959, oil on canvas, 45 x 69 1/2 in.
Flag Day Munich, 1954, oil on canvas, 55 × 39 1/4 in