Gambling Man

Artist:Virgil Finlay
Date:1966
Medium:Mixed Media on Masonite
Dimensions:Sight Size 10" x 15" Framed 15" x 20"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Fine Art
Price:$1,850.00 on sale $1,375.00
Full view of artwork

Full view of artwork

The artist's signature and date lower right

The artist's signature and date lower right

Smartly framed in stepped wood frame

Smartly framed in stepped wood frame

An inventive example of modern abstract art by the prolific pulp artist Virgil Finlay, signed and dated 1966 and titled on verso "Gambling Man." This is done in mixed media - oil paint on masonite, with pen and ink, and raised translucent glowing drips that add a spatial dimensional feel. A juxtaposition of planes and levels that create another dimension as if you are looking deep into the painting. Notations found on the back of the painting in Virgil Finlay's handwriting read "The buttons of the jailer," January 6, 1966, on reading Brian Moore Caffey. Smartly framed and ready to hang.

Detail

Detail

Detail

Detail

Frame corner profile detail

Frame corner profile detail

Modernist and inventive in style this unusual example deftly shows the technical mastery and imagination of this important American illustrator.

Above: Verso view before framing
Above: Notations on the artist's inspiration for the image


 

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