American, b.1939

(Group of 33)

aluminum and silicon monoxide collage on paper
signed and dated in pencil lower center
10 x 10 inches (sheet, each)

  • Provenance: Property of a Non-Profit Organization.
  • Notes: The "Fractions" are a large body of small works on paper that Larry Bell made using collaged pieces of discarded "Mirage" works. Each "Fraction" is composed of one or more 3x3-inch shards of the larger compositions fused to a 10x10-inch substrate. The process involves a laminate press; heat and pressure loosen deposits of paint and thin-film coating, resulting in unpredictable wispy gestural lines and flowing forms. Bell began the series in 1996, setting out to make ten thousand "Fractions." In five years he had completed 12,000. (Source: larrybell.com)

    Framed dimensions: (a-e2) 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 1/2 inches (f2-g2) 14 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches

    tags: photography process, abstract, modern / contemporary, 20th century
  • Condition: In overall excellent original condition; no restoration apparent; not examined out of the frames

    We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Shannon’s is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Frames on all paintings are sold "As Is". Frames may need some conservation. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE. 

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