Signed and dated lower left 'Ron Thompson 1960'; this dramatic impasto painting entitled "After the Climax" with a balance of muted colors laid on the canvas with thick knife strokes; a good example of the period with its representation of shape, color, form and texture; later ebonized frame; professionally cleaned and conserved; dimensions overall 27.5" x 33.25", sight 29.5" x 23.75"
oil on canvas; a good example of American abstract expressionism with vibrant color saturation; beautifully modulated intensity to pigment with dappled use of impasto creates sharp, thick areas which reflect light heightening the overall tone of the work; good vintage condition; some wear to original ebonized wooden frame and ivory painted slip
a good example of abstract expressionism with its bold, thickly applied paint in the impasto style with great depth of color; good vintage condition; all in an ebonized wooden frame; remnants of gallery and framing company labels on reverse; signed lower right
a good example of American Impressionism with its thickly applied paint capturing the shifting effect of light and color; Hugo Melville Fisher (1878-1946) was active in California and is best known for his seascape and marine paintings. Born in Brooklyn, and the son of artist Hugo Anton Fisher, the Fisher family moved to Alameda, California in 1886.
the black banner with embroidered decals of the Palace of Varied Industries, flowers, and a seal; along with the opening day ribbon with button and pin; good antique condition with minor wear to the edges; repair to ribbon;
The Panama–Pacific International Exposition was a world's fair held in San Francisco, California, from February 20 to December 4, 1915 to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, but was widely seen as a way to showcase San Francisco's recovery from the 1906 earthquake
this explosive brutalist iron nail sculpture contrasting the cold black steel iron nails and the warm buffed-brass brazing combing artistic design, geometric form and the high quality of the braze; excellent vintage condition with no visible condition issues, signed by the artist
this very peaceful painting composed of many layers of paint and varnish creating complex hues beneath a silky, soothing surface; Chiu finds her inspiration from her personal spiritual journeys to Mexico and India
the slender rectangular console table with eglomise glass panels on top, apron and lower shelf all raised on fluted supports; with matching eglomise mirror; excellent vintage condition with overall even wear
a well-thought out composition as the table plain draws the viewer into the room of a seated woman with distant gaze dressed in a blue jacket; the table set with a bowl of fruit, a goblet and plant; all within a silver-leafed carved wooden frame with linen slip; excellent condition professionally cleaned and restored; unsigned; later frame
with quick spontaneous brushstrokes using nonrepresentational shapes in black, gray and white paints on a sepia ground; newly framed; Abstract Expressionism is a post–World War II American art movement, developed in New York in the 1940's. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris.