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Pop Art in the U.S. and Europe: Robert Indiana (American, b. 1928)

Josef Albers / Richard Anuszkiewicz / Charles Arnoldi / Leonard Baskin / Jack Beal / Ed Baynard / Norman Bluhm
Richard Bosman /James Brown / Alexander Calder / Warrington Colescott / Christo / George Cramer / Allan D'Arcangelo
Willem de Kooning / Richard Diebenkorn /Jim Dine / Sam Francis / Sam Gilliam / Adolph Gottlieb / Philip Guston
John Himmelfarb / / Robert Indiana / Paul Jenkins / Jasper Johns / Allen Jones / Lester Johnson / Alex Katz / R. B. Kitaj
Ellsworth Kelly/ Nicholas Krushenick / Jacob Lawrence / Roy Lichtenstein / Richard Lindner / Manel Llèdos
Robert Motherwell / Reuben Nakian / Barnet Newman / Claes Oldenberg / Jules Olitski / Philip Pearlstein / Mel Ramos
Robert Rauschenberg / Don Reitz / Larry Rivers / James Rosenquist / George Segal / Alan Shields / Steven Sorman
Robert Stackhouse / Frank Stella / Carol Summers / Wayne Taylor / William (Bill) Weege / John Wesley / Tom Wesselman
Jack Youngerman / Adja Yunkers

Valerio Adami, Joan Gardy Artigas,Enrico Baj, Elizabeth Blackadder, Allen Jones, Alex Katz, R. B. Kitaj, Peter Phillips,
A major figure in what has been called both new expressionism and the figurative expressionism movement, Richard Bosman's arresting images are often enigmatic and disturbing. He utilizes a single-frame, stop-action technique derived from both film and the comic strip. Many of Bosman's paintings and prints capture and freeze moments of fear and catastrophe. Rough, imperfect compositions and vivid textures give underlying emotional content both to his narrative and his more calm seascape subjects. Like his paintings, his prints are often drawn from popular sources such as comic books and and adventure novels, and present scenes from remembered or imagined stories. The images seem familiar and allow viewers to recognize just how much they have become part of modern life. Though these works present recognizable images, they are not particularly realistic, preferring to exaggerate for emphasis and to draw attention to their fictiveness. Rather than slices of life, they are life served up as a dessert or an appetizer.

In addition to the Elvehjem Museum, Bosman's works have been shown at the 1988 Venice Biennale, The Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), The Walker Art Center (Minneapolois), The Toledo Museum of Art, the University of Maine Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY), the University of Connecticut, Storrs, the Fairfield University Gallery (Fairfield, CT), the Rhode Island School of Design Print Gallery (Providence), the Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan Museum of Art (Ann Arbor), Weber State College (Ogdon, UT), Washington University, St. Louis; University of Kansas, Lawrence, Tulane University (New Orleans), the Columbus Museum (Columbus, GA), The University of Illinois, Chicago, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY and the Fort Wayne Art Museum (Indiana); his works have also been shown in galleries in NY, San Francisco, London, Milan, Munich, Valencia, Madrid, Osaka, and Tokyo. His works are in the permanent collections of, among others, the Albright-Knox Gallery, the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Elvehjem Museum (Madison).

Bibliography: Andrew Stevens, Prints of Richard Bosman: 1978-1988 (Madison: Elvehjem Museum of Art, 1989).
Aground (Stevens 74). Original color serigraph, 1988. 120 signed and numbered impressions for the Madison Print Club plus 20 artist proofs printed at Tandem Press (University of Wisconsin). Despite all appearances, the paper the print is printed upon is actually white. Image size: 552x340mm. Price: $1300.
Flood (Stevens 75). Original 3-color woodcut from 3 blocks, 1988. 18 signed and numbered impressions on Tableau paper ( of which ours is 8/18) plus 3 artist proofs printed by Bill Weege at Tandem Press (University of Wisconsin). Tandem Press is currently listing an impression of this print on their website at $2000. Image size: 440x615mm. Price: $1800.

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