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"Lures (Black) 1988" by Rupert Jasen Smith - 🔥Framed Limited Edition Screenprint $2,900
Lures (Black) 1988 Limited Edition Print by Rupert Jasen Smith
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Lures (Black) 1988

Rupert Jasen Smith

Limited Edition Print : Screenprint
Size : 21x21 in  |  53x53 cm
Framed : 28.5x28.5 in  |  72x72 cm
Edition : From the edition of 75

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Hand SignedLower Right 

Condition Excellent 

Framed with PlexiglassPlexiglass 

Purchased fromGallery 1991 

Certificate of AuthenticityMartin Lawrence Gallery 


Rupert Jasen Smith - United States

Art Brokerage: Rupert Jasen Smith American Artist: b. 1953-1988. Rupert Jasen Smith was born in 1953 in New Jersey and died in 1988. He was raised in Palm beach, Florida. Smith received his bachelor of arts degree from Pratt Institute, New York City in 1973, in painting and printmaking. Shortly thereafter, he was offered the position of master printer at Tamarind Institute in Los Angeles, but declined, deciding to work independently in New York. Smith had spent most of his childhood intrigued by the tropical, lush surroundings indigenous to Florida and began painting and studied under the American landscape painter, A. E. Backus. Surface quality became a significant aspect of his paintings and he experimented with illuminating a dimensional source within and on top of his canvases, eventually leading to the application of diamond dust particles onto his surfaces to enhance the prismatic properties of light and color. In 1974, Smith met Andy Warhol and assisted him with his hand-painted flowers editions. Smith was accepted formally by Warhol as his master printer and art director. Their collaborations expanded and Rupert worked with contemporary notables including Rauchenberg, Jenkins, Stella, Johns, and John Lennon. In 1975, Smith worked on the Merce Cunningham set for "Summer Space", designed by Rauchenberg and Johns. While continuing his position with Warhol, Smith devoted more time to developing his own art career and had numerous shows in prominent galleries, both in the U.S. and Europe. Elegant colors that remind one of the abstract expressionist paintings of the late 50's combined with a photo-pop transfiguration spiral Smith's works into a shimmering display of real and simulated lighting. A partial list of private collectors of his work prior to his death included: Julie Christie, Halston, Jenkins, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, John Lennon, Rauchenberg, and Warhol.

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