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Larry Zox (American, 1936–2006)
LOT ID: 80070
Dexter's Choice, State #1, ie. circa 1990

Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wax, Water-Based Crayons, Oil Sticks
40 х 60 in. (101.6 x 152.4 cm.)
Signed, and numbered from the edition of 30, though each piece is unique.
Print/Casting Year ie. circa 1990
Edition UNIQUE from Edition of 30
Foundry/Publisher Images Gallery
Lot description
This dramatically large unique mixed media watercolor pochoir multiple in earth tones (measuring 40 inches by 60 inches) entitled "Dexter's Choice, State # I", done in pochoir, (25 stencils, 14 colors) uses watercolor instead of inks, and is applied to heavy 300 lb. watercolor paper. Although it is a multiple signed and numbered from the edition of 30, each work of art is unique because of how the paper receives the watercolor brush. In addition, this work is created like a mixed media painting because it has 11 lines added by hand with wax and water based crayons and oil sticks. The pochoir was published by Images Gallery

This superb mixed media pochoir is in excellent condition; never framed or exposed to daylight.

Measurements: image size: 34" x 46", and the sheet measures 40 inches by 60 inches on 100% Arches Museum rag paper paper, signed and numbered by the artist i low edition of 30- though each of the 30 is UNIQUE. The paper has those desirable deckled edges which would look stunning floated and framed.

This is one of Larry Zox' best and most impressive works on paper, bar none. A unique impression.

Dexter's Choice was also chosen to appear in Roni Henning's book "Screen Printing: Water Based Techniques", illustrated on page 13. The photographs do not do justice to the rich earth tones and textures of the piece, and the quality of the Arches Museum Rag Paper.

Larry Zox, (1937-2006) was a prominent and highly regarded New York artist informed by Abstract Expressionism that included members of the New York School such as Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline. His work is in the collection of many museums worldwide and he had a highly acclaimed retrospective at the Whitney Museum, New York, and the inaugural exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC

Zox died of cancer on December 16, 2006.

Working in a range of approaches including abstract expressionism, lyrical abstraction, and color field painting, Des Moines, Iowa-born artist Larry Zox (1937-2006) is known for his prints and paintings which explored a variety of styles, vibrant colors, geometric forms, and elements of minimalism. Having studied under figurative artist George Grosz, Zox would later be recognized for his diversity as an artist. His innovative works of abstraction were dynamic compositions, varying from highly controlled straight edges, to fluid lines with more painterly surfaces. Zox has won numerous awards over the course of his career including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1967), a National Council for the Arts Award (1969), and the Adolf Gottlieb Foundation Grant (1985). The artist has held numerous shows at institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Museum of Fine Art (Boston, MA), and the Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY), among others.

Select Public Collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC)
Tate Museum (London, UK)
Dexter's Choice, State #1 by Larry Zox
  • Dexter's Choice, State #1 by Larry Zox
  • Dexter's Choice, State #1 by Larry Zox
  • Dexter's Choice, State #1 by Larry Zox
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