Making the sale even better, ALL of the art is being offered with. This large painting comes from a private San Francisco, California art collection. Gordy was originally commissioned to do this painting for a Benicia, California auto parts company, in 1970. Once these paintings sell, I will have no other paintings to offer by this famous listed American artist.If you have ever been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art in New York City or the National Collection of Fine Art in Washington, you may have seen some of Robert Gordy's other paintings. These are only a few, of more than a dozen museums, that permanently house this famous listed American artist's paintings!
Robert Gordy worked much of his life in New Orleans, with exhibits and teaching experiences in many other areas of the United States. These include exhibitions at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Phyllis Kind Gallery in New York and the Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans. He was included in the 1973 Whitney Biennial, and the 21st National Print Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, among many other exhibitions. He eventually became one of New Orleanss most famous & influential artists. Gordy painted this large painting in 1970.This is a great example of his ability to create linear shapes in a flat pictorial space, in closely-keyed colors. By doing so, this composition not only pays homage to one of America's most famous brands of cola- Pepsi, but also allows us insight into his marvelous imagination! If you are unfamiliar with the author of this painting- Robert Gordy, I would like to share a part of his biography from rogallery with you below. A Louisiana artist, Robert Gordy worked much of his life in New Orleans with exhibits and teaching experiences in many other areas of the United States. He became one of New Orleans's most influential artists. Gordy's work is abstract He created a distinctive style by borrowing from a wide variety of sources: Cubism, Surrealism, Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Art Deco and African tribal art. He is known for his Matisse-like repeat patterning and figurative paintings and abstract studies of human heads. Whimsical, imaginative, contemporary shapes and unusual treatment of color delight the eye and at the same time offer a depth of interest and intellect that forces the viewer to delve for deeper meaning. Gordy worked in a variety of mediums that included acrylic, pen and ink, magic marker/felt-tip pen and mixed media. The work of Bob Gordy may be seen in museums throughout the country. His work is included in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the National Collection of Fine Art in Washington.
Place of Birth Jefferson Island, LA. Dates: October 13, 1933 - September 25, 1986. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 1953 Studied with Hans Hofmann.
1965 Instructor, University of New Orleans, LA. 1963 Instructor, The Putney School, Putney, VT. 1962 Instructor, Sterling College, Sterling, KS. 1957 Instructor, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.
1973 Award Winner, "Artists Biennial, " New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA. 1954 Yale-Norfolk Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 2000,1996 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA. 1992,88 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA. 1987 Texas Gallery, Houston, TX.
1986 New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA. Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA. 1986,84 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA. 1985-86 Monotypes of Robert Gordy, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (traveling exhibition). 1985,79 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY.
1984-85 Prints and Paintings of Robert Gordy, New Orleans Museum of Art (traveling exhibition). 1984 The Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, AL. Artworks'84, Louisiana World Exposition, New Orleans, LA. 1983 Carol Shapiro Gallery, St.
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL. Jacksonville Museum of Fine Arts, Jacksonville, FL. Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC.
Cincinnati Museum of Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH. Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX. 1979,77 Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, TX. 1976 Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL.1975 Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA. 1974,72 New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA.
1974 Pyramid Galleries, Washington, D. 1973,71,69 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA.Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 1972 Drawings and Prints, Glasgow College of Arts, Scotland. 1970 Cranfill Gallery, Dallas, TX. 1968 Atelier Chapman Kelley, Dallas, TX.
1968,67 Glade Gallery, New Orleans, LA. 1986 Artist/Printmaker, The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD.1985 The Exhibition at 112 Greene Street, Arthur Roger Gallery, New York, NY. 1984 Monotypes, The Weintraub Gallery, New York, NY. The Art of New Orleans, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC. 1983 The Human Figure, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA.
New Decorative Art, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA and The University Art Gallery. State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY. Southern Fiction, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX. The American Artist as Printmaker: 23rd National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum of Art. 1982 Image into Pattern, P.1 Gallery, New York, NY. American Painting of the Sixties and Seventies: The Real, The Ideal, The Fantastic-Selections. From the Whitney Museum of American Art, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL. The Figurative Tradition: Paintings and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, Whitney. Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Louisiana Major Works, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA. 1978 21st National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. The 1970's: New American Painting, The New Museum, New York, NY (traveling exhibition).
1975 Art USA: The South, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (traveling exhibition). 1973 Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Divergent Representation: Five Contemporary Artists, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D. Extraordinary Realities, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. 1968 14 Artists, Award Winners in the Southeast and Southwest Regions Selected by the National Endowment for the Arts, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, TX.New Acquisitions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. 1967 Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Alexandria Museum and Visual Art Center, Alexandria, LA. Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, TX.
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY. National Collection of Fine Art, Washington, D.New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA. Oklahoma Fine Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. This unframed oil on canvas measures 23-5/8" by 43" and is signed (monogrammed) by Gordy, on the lower right of the Pepsi cap.
The painting has some surface dirt, areas of stable crazing, stretcher marks and a 2 long scratch on the left, center edge of the painting. Otherwise, the painting is in good, overall condition. Please enlarge the digital images to see the extent of the damage.When examining the painting under an ultraviolet light, I did find evidence of a small amount of inpainting, which accounts for about 5% of the painting's total surface area. The signature is original to the painting and it did not fluoresce under an ultraviolet light. I try to provide the best customer service possible. Due to the quality of the art, I do not risk damaging paintings by taking them off of their stretcher (or liner) and rolling them up, as these are not new paintings. We can use other carriers upon request. Thank you and I hope you have a "purrific" time viewing my auctions!
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The item "LISTED Robert Gordy Large Vintage Pop Art Pepsi Signed Oil Painting NO RESERVE" is in sale since Thursday, October 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Art from Dealers & Resellers\Paintings". The seller is "country_cat777" and is located in Guadalupita, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.