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Larry Bell, The Larynx # 151


This Bell painting is one of the earliest Mirage Paintings. The later Mirage works were larger. Bands of gray and lavender lines swirl through the lower portion of the work. Calligraphic markings are along the right side overlapping the black and white metallic patterned pieces collaged and fused to the canvas. The main underlying pattern is black with many random short white irregular marks.

Larry Bell

Larry Bell is a contemporary American artist and sculptor. He lives and works in Taos, New Mexico, and maintains a studio in Venice, California. From 1957 to 1959 he studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles as a student of Robert Irwin, Richards Ruben, Robert Chuey, and Emerson Woelffer. He is a grant recipient from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and his artworks are found in the collections of many major cultural institutions. Bell’s work has been shown at museums and in public spaces in the United States and abroad over the course of his 40-year career.

Larry Bell on Wikipedia


The Larynx # 151, 1988
mixed media on black canvas
21"H x 30" W
Gift of Gus Foster
2013.0163.0000

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