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New York State of Mind

50 1/2″ x 92 1/2″ (incl. frame)

CORNO

Corno studied at the University of Quebec in Montreal where she obtained a BA in Fine Art turning to a full time painting career in her early 20s. Her first representation was at the Clarence Gagnon Gallery in Montreal.

Corno has had a long and illustrious career that began in the 1980s when she became the darling of Canadian collectors after exploding onto the art scene and taking it by storm with a her full-fledged post-pop idiom that has been her signature style ever since and has in fact blossomed into an art movement influencing several generations of artists.

Oil painting on canvas

Twist New York

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46 1/2″ x 72″ (incl. frame)

PAULA SCHER

Paula Scher is a contemporary American artist and graphic designer best known for her posters, logo designs, and album covers. In her paintings, Scher portrays large-scale maps filled with intricate lettering that indicate political and societal connections between countries and regional borders. “The job of the designer is to make things understandable, usable, accessible, enjoyable, and important to a public, that involves the public,” she has explained. Born on October 6, 1948 in Washington, D.C., she went on to study at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia before moving to New York, where she worked as a layout artist for Random House. In the years that followed, Scher held positions at both Atlantic Records and CBS Records, during which time she received four Grammy nominations for her album designs. The artist later joined Pentagram, a design consulting firm in New York, where she continues to live and work. Today, Scher’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others.

Hand-pulled screenprint

NYC Transit, 2008

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TOM BARIL

Tom Baril (American, b.1952) is one of the nation’s leading photographic artists, and is known for his unique approach to portraying common objects, such as flowers. Baril was born in Connecticut in 1952, and studied photography at New York’s School of Visual Arts, graduating with a BA in 1980. Early in his career, Baril was the printmaker for famed artist Robert Mapplethorpe, but he eventually broke out on his own, and purposely distanced himself from Mapplethorpe’s work and style to make a name for himself.

No American writer better captures the spirit of our times than Ann Beattie does, and no American photographer has better captured the look of our principal city than Tom Baril has…What is most striking about Baril’s photographs is his sense of the complex drama at work, which is also what always marks Beattie’s work and gives it its striking and characteristic tone of uneasiness. Theirs is not an instantaneous art, not a matter of merely recognizing the decisive or dramatic moment and recording it. Baril’s art involves the drama of soliloquy, of waiting—even for hours or on different days—for the camera’s full image to form and speak: for the clouds or the light or the dark in concert with the shapes themselves to call out with a single voice. Similarly, the Beattie moment comes following what might have seemed a random accumulation of meaningless details, but they are the details that create the texture of her characters’ lives, so that at the decisive moment she can reveal the humanity of the ordinary…  – John Wood

8 signed photogravures from the 21st Century Edition Manhattan Portfolio

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29 1/2″ x 33 3/4″ (incl. frame)

29 1/2″ x 33 3/4″ (incl. frame)

25 1/2″ x 29 1/2″ (incl. frame)

25 1/2″ x 29 1/2″ (incl. frame)

25 1/2″ x 29 1/2″ (incl. frame)

25 1/2″ x 29 1/2″ (incl. frame)

29 1/2″ x 33 3/4″ (incl. frame)

29 1/2″ x 33 3/4″ (incl. frame)