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With a proficiency in detailing that rivals any Old Master, Donald Roller Wilson brings his bold and witty imagination to life in his intricate oil paintings that feature a range of invented and expressive characters. In ‘Shirley Got Her Match Real Wet’, Roller Wilson narrows in on a wooden match with beads of water glistening on its head. Providing a narrative through the work’s title, Roller Wilson brings this otherwise inanimate object to life, establishing the match as emblematic item of a larger story.

Pop-artist Donald Roller Wilson’s (b.1938) flamboyant imagination is conveyed in each of his impeccably executed and vibrant compositions. Wilson earned his BA and MFA from Kansas State University, Wichita, Kansas. Wilson’s work has received rave reviews from celebrity collectors, galleries and museums. His pieces have been exhibited at The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and have been the subject of solo shows at Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (2007); Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY (1999); and Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (1997). He lives and works in Fayetteville, Arkansas and is represented by the John Bergrruen Gallery, San Francisco and Peter Sahlman, New York.

Selected Public Collections:

The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Houston, TX
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

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Provenance:
  • Private Collection, New York
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm.)

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