Treasures from the Clearance Sale
Barbara K Herring
This tiny gem is one of the great narrative paintings of this, or any, Palette and Chisel show.
Snapped up for $90, it sold for less than a hundredth of a percent of big ticket contemporary art like this
But that's the artworld for you.
It looks pretty good, but I had some difficulty interpreting the object in the lower left corner -- until the label identified the location as Bughouse Square ( Washington Park), a block from the P and C..
Regretfully, this sploshing fountain has now been emptied for the winter.
All of the small paintings featured in this post have gorgeous details -- but this piece is so finely done, it would probably look good even under a microscope.
Painted on-site at the Skokie lagoons - it has that Russian/Jewish anxiety that I enjoy so much from his paintings.
Gentle, charming, slightly melancholy American Scene painting has returned!
Nearly 70 years since it was hooted of the stage by Clement Greenberg et al.