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2nd Annual Minnesota Art and History

Wed, May 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 498

Jack Barkla "Male Figure in Overalls" Painting

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Jack Barkla (American, 20th/21st c). Oil on canvas painting titled "Male Figure in Overalls (Blue Boy)" depicting a man against a gray background with overalls, 1997. Signed and dated along the lower right margin. Titled in pencil along the stretcher along the verso.

Barkla is a lifelong resident of Minnesota having grown up in Edina and attended the University of Minnesota. He has performed and designed for numerous theater companies including the Guthrie. He also designed flower shows for Dayton's (later Marshall Fields and then Macy's) department store. Other clients of his have included Prince, Princess Grace of Monaco, and Jennifer Lopez.

Height: 24 in x width: 12 in.


The item is good condition with no visible tears, creases, or major losses. The surface is stable, and the color is bold and bright. No visible sign of restoration under UV light. Throughout the recto, there are several scattered areas with minute paint accretions; however, they appear to be original. Along the right upper margin, there is a vertical line visible; however, it appears to be original; please refer to the listing image. To he right of the hip, there is an area that the underlying canvas is seen through, which appears to be original. Minute paint losses along the extreme edges. Clean verso.

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