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"Cactus (No. 73)" (2010) is one of Fisher's most visually arresting and important large-scale abstract oil paintings to-date, measuring 60 x 60 inches and in excellent condition, Large, bold patterns and definite shapes in bright colors and in black dominate the surface, but are tempered by more delicate scribbled words and symbols that all work together to create a dynamic and harmonious composition. The intensity of specific areas of this painting are grounded by the immutable white-based foundation of the painting. "Cactus" reflects the ongoing influence of graffiti and street art, as well as the paintings of Cy Twombly and Jean-Michel Basquiat on Fisher. The result is a tour de force painting that is an exciting and rare offering on the secondary market.

Painting in a Postmodern environment, American artist Bill Fisher (B. Buffalo, NY, US, 1957) is internationally exhibited and collected, known for his large-scale abstract paintings. Fisher is represented in New York by the prestigious O.K. Harris Gallery, and was signed by esteemed gallerist Ivan Karp, the legendary early director of the Leo Castelli Gallery, NY. It was Karp who discovered Fisher's work nearly 10 years ago and signed him immediately, recognizing that his abstract paintings are really a compilation of visual information, appropriated diagrams, icons and signage that were singular in their manner of expression and composition. The gallery has had massive success with Fisher ever since. The work of the artist is in select Private, Museum and Corporate Collections including the Collection of Sidney and Frances Lewis, The Harry Thalhimer Collection, The Erie Museum of Fine Arts, The Federal Reserve Bank, and three paintings were selected to hang in the formal Washington D.C. office of Virginia State Senator Jim Webb to represent the art of all of Virginia. Fisher was awarded the V.M.F.A. Professional Fellowship Award in 2010. He received his M.F.A from Radford University, and lives and works in Richmond, VA.

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Provenance:
  • The Studio of the Artist, U.S.
  • Pickup Location: Virginia, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 2 in. (152.4 x 152.4 x 5.08 cm.)
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