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  • Gordon Wagner

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    Art Brokerage: Gordon Wagner American Artist: b. 1915-1987. Gordon Wagner was born and raised in Redondo Beach, California. Since childhood, Wagner found inspiration beachcombing at Redondo Beach and wandering among the penny arcades of the Pier, dazzled by the seedy carnival atmosphere of the deteriorating beach city, port and boardwalks. He attended UCLA, studying engineering and art, followed by technique refinement at the Chouinard Art Institute. Working as an industrial engineer for the aerospace industry during World War II was important to the development of structure in his art. He also traveled extensively throughout Mexico and the Southwest, seeking indigenous cultures and shamanistic ritual forms. By the 1950s, he shifted from painting to using his collection of detritus as raw materials in assemblage. Identifying with both Symbolist and Abstract Expressionist traditions, Wagner juxtaposed rich and humorous nostalgic fragments of rusting clockworks, driftwood, clothing, oxidizing snapshots, worn tools. Each piece told a story or commented upon society, or unpretentiously engaged in aesthetic recycling. He is represented in dozens of museums, and numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. Listings wanted.

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Palace of Birdland Unique Shadowbox 1987 13x6 Sculpture - Gordon Wagner

Gordon Wagner

Palace of Birdland Unique Shadowbox 1987 13x6

Sculpture: Shadowbox, Hand Signed, Unique

Size: 13x6 in  | 32x15 cm
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