Redbud gallery is proud to release an original portfolio collaboration between the late Los Angeles artist, John Altoon and the poet Robert Creeley. John Altoon (1925 - 1969) was a well-known avant-garde figure in the Los Angeles art scene in the mid twentieth century. He was a follower of Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. The Laguna Art Museum describes his work as a "raucously biomorphic brand of abstract painting." His last major exhibition was held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2014. He was included in the most recent Menil Collection exhibition, “Holy Barbarians”.
This exhibit of lithographs from the "About Women" portfolio is from the collection of Gus Kopriva. The works in "About Women" were inspired by three poems: "Anger," "The Woman," and "Distance," written by Robert Creeley, a major twentieth-century poet known for his emotional power.
These original framed art works are from a handmade book containing ten color lithographs by John Altoon and three poems by Robert Creeley. The ten works measure 19 x 19 inches. All lithographs were hand printed from aluminum plates and stones in the studios of the publisher, Gemini Ltd, Los Angeles, from September 1965 to February 1966. The numbered edition is limited to 100 volumes All plates have been effaced. All prints are on Rives BFK paper. The prints bear the artist’s signature in pencil and the publisher’s chop mark. These works are in excellent condition.
Framed Price: $ 900 each or all for $ 8,500