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1994 Mixed Media Collage on Paper

#C0479

Dan Abramson

Entitled Open, this 1994 mixed media collage on paper is by self-taught New York and L.A. artist Dan Abramson (1923-2012). During the 1960s, he was considered a "Mad Man," creating iconic commercial illustrations. His first solo show took place in New York City, NY, in 1961, and he participated in group shows with contemporaries such as Rauschenberg, Warhol, Jasper Johns & Jim Dine. He temporarily retreated from the art world in 1967, reemerging as a visual artist in the late 1980s in Los Angeles, CA. He worked with assemblage and decorative arts, transitioning later to works on paper: collages & manipulated images. His later works were produced in Casa Effie (his artist's home in Silverlake, California). He was represented by Louis Stern Fine Arts in West Hollywood for a decade and had many solo & group shows.

1994 
Mixed Media Collage on Paper
14.25"x17.25" framed, 12"x15" unframed

Initialed lower left; dated and titled on the back. Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a contemporary sanded walnut wood frame using archival matting behind conservation clear glass.