Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun

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Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun
Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun
Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun
Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun
Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun
Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun
Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun
Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun
Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun
Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun
Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun
Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun

Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun
This is a very intriguing and unusual Antique Mid Century Modern Outsider Art Brut Oil Painting on canvas, by renowned California Outsider artist William Brun (1936 -) This work was acquired directly from the content’s of the artist’s former studio, and depicts a Cubist and surreal Pictographic scene of a hooded gnome or wizard with a large phallus, with arms and a woman’s head. To the right of the scene is a large reptile. This work is painted in bold colors with geometric application. Brun’s early work often included psychological undertones of sex and fear, and this is a prime example. This work was created during Brun’s most experimental and profound period as an artist, and is dated to 1962. This work is signed with the monogram: “WB” in the lower middle of the painting. On the verso, this work is dated: May 20/62. ” Additionally, this work is signed in the verso: “Wm. This painting is in overall good condition, with some light creases to the canvas from decades of storage. This work is not on a stretcher although it may have been at one time. The entire canvas is approximately 17 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches. Please check my other listings for more wonderful and unique artworks! William Brun (born 1936). William Brun was born and raised in San Diego but he has lived for most of his life in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, a surreal enclave of orthodox Jews and young people trying to make it in hollywood. In the mid 1950s, he is stationed in Germany as a soldier and draws cartoons, paints murals and designs posters for the officers in his regiment. In the late 1950s he studies at Chouinard Art Institute under Robert Irwin, Richards Ruben and Robert Graham. He develops a figurative style that appropriates heavily from early modernism but has an extra-terrestrial feel that is hard to pin down. In the 1960s he appears in exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Art Museum, Claremont Graduate University, Feigen Palmer Gallery, David Stuart Gallery and the Pasadena Art Museum, curated by Walter Hopps. He teaches neighborhood children at the newly-created Watts Towers Arts Center. By the late 1960s offers from galleries to exhibit dry up but Brun keeps developing his style. His early paintings are surreal allegories that draw on the art of the Viennese secession, Dada, Surrealism and german expressionism. His mid-career paintings are portrait fantasies that lean heavily on Renaissance painting for inspiration. His most ambitious canvases from the 1990s deftly manage amounts of pictorial information-symbols, text, figures. These paintings are more cluttered than the ones that came before. Spiritual text comes to play an increasingly large role. Brun crams words into tiny spaces to the point of illegibility. His extreme dyslexia makes the meaning of the work even harder to penetrate. The combination of horror vaccui, neuro-difference and religious proseletyzing give the work an old-fashioned outsider art quality. To a certain extent this accounts for Brun’s marginalization. Only recently have traditional commercial galleries started to incorporate outsider art into their programs. Most of Brun’xs shows have taken place in frame shops, artist spaces, restaurants and cafes. His marginalization is also the likely result of exploring overt religious themes. Starting in the mid 1970s, his paintings veered away from psychology and symbolism to judaism and the news. While they avoid overt politcal debate, they emulate the gem-cutting, micography and ornate silver smithing of Judaica, a genre of art history that has yet to fare well as a source of appropriation in contemporary art. An Open Invitation To An Exhibition. Now claim to be one of the most famous’unknown’ artists of the approaching Millenium. Let us celebrate our good fortune as time marches on. All is possible forward and upward. As we reach for the moon, planets and stars, the many galaxies. My land / canvases, my borders limited by the size of the stretcher bars. A body of work that gathers about one by one. Spreading slowly about like a blossom. An aesthetic vine, good as fine wine for the eyes and a meal for the mind. Slowly over the years, Dated – beginning in 1960 and counting to 2006. Drawing from my family, friends, acquaintances. Just add charcoal to canvas, apply water, brushes with acrylic paints, proceeding in a manner of time and thoughts, bringing words a voice – a single voice – clear to a point where the eye and the mind live. The hands will conduct the music of the self. A distinct sound in the art. Not unlike so many others all of us bemused by the muse. We have gifts to offer. This world is gilded and bejeweled by our talent. For us the stage, galleries, museums, homes and palaces display our works of art. Let the world know what we have done as well as what we put these hands and minds, the arts work a magic out of silver and gold. Truly a Living Peace, a Lasting Tribute to Life’s Humanities. I Toast the World of the Arts. I Thank All Artists’. Thank You for Your Time and Consideration of this’Invitation to An Exhibition’ of my works of art. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “willsusa_utzeqm” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.
  • Size: Small
  • Region of Origin: California, USA
  • Artist: William Brun
  • Production Technique: Oil Painting
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Style: Mid Century Modern, Modern, Abstract, Folk Art, Modernism, Outsider Art
  • Item Height: 17 1/2 in
  • Item Width: 22 3/4 in
  • Material: Oil, Canvas
  • Time Period Produced: 1960-1969
  • Type: Painting
  • Subject: Animals, Figures, Women
  • Signed: Yes
  • Signed By: William Brun
  • Year of Production: 1962
  • Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original

Antique Mid Century Modern Abstract Brut Outsider Oil Painting William Brun