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Tue, May 16, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 256

Norris Embry Mixed Media on Board Painting

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Norris Embry (American, 1921-1981). Mixed media painting on canvas laid board titled "2 Characters in Search of an Artist" depicting an abstract scene with two faces, 1977. Titled along the verso. With a label from Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, affixed to the verso. Embry is most often associated with the Outsider art, Art Brut, and Neo-expressionist art movements.
Height: 24 in x width: 36 in.


The colors are bold and deep and there are no signs of restoration when inspected under UV light. When under UV light, there is an area near the upper right corner of the red square (right half of the canvas) that fluoresces; this may be original to the artistic process. The surface is brittle in some areas and there are areas of paint loss. The largest is along a yellow dot near the lower center of the canvas; visible in the lot listing. Several other areas of minute paint losses. Soiling to the verso, original to the artistic process. There is a gallery label affixed to the verso with two pieces of tape.

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