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ROBERT NATKIN (1930-2010)

 
Natkin’s Young Acrobat was a gift from the artist to his friend and noted art critic, Peter Fuller, upon the occasion of his wedding in 1984. Fuller literally wrote the book on Natkin, (Robert Natkin, 1981, published by Harry N. Abrams) and lived with him and his family at his Connecticut property during the '70s in order to better write the biography. The two developed quite the friendship, and this setting makes another appearance in Fuller’s own autobiography "Marches Past," detailing the significance of their relationship. "Young Acrobat" was the centerpiece of the lounge in Fuller’s home in Bath, Sommerset, where he and his wife entertained the titans of the art world during the '80s. Since Peter’s tragic and untimely passing, this has stayed with the family, as a cherished reminder of that golden period of their lives with Peter and Bob. Natkin’s Young Acrobat was a gift from the artist to his friend and noted art critic, Peter Fuller, upon the occasion of his wedding in 1984. Fuller literally wrote the book on Natkin, (Robert Natkin, 1981, published by Harry N. Abrams) and lived with him and his family at his Connecticut property during the '70s in order to better write the biography. The two developed quite the friendship, and this setting makes another appearance in Fuller’s own autobiography "Marches Past," detailing the significance of their relationship. "Young Acrobat" was the centerpiece of the lounge in Fuller’s home in Bath, Sommerset, where he and his wife entertained the titans of the art world during the '80s. Since Peter’s tragic and untimely passing, this has stayed with the family, as a cherished reminder of that golden period of their lives with Peter and Bob. Natkin’s Young Acrobat was a gift from the artist to his friend and noted art critic, Peter Fuller, upon the occasion of his wedding in 1984. Fuller literally wrote the book on Natkin, (Robert Natkin, 1981, published by Harry N. Abrams) and lived with him and his family at his Connecticut property during the '70s in order to better write the biography. The two developed quite the friendship, and this setting makes another appearance in Fuller’s own autobiography "Marches Past," detailing the significance of their relationship. "Young Acrobat" was the centerpiece of the lounge in Fuller’s home in Bath, Sommerset, where he and his wife entertained the titans of the art world during the '80s. Since Peter’s tragic and untimely passing, this has stayed with the family, as a cherished reminder of that golden period of their lives with Peter and Bob. Natkin’s Young Acrobat was a gift from the artist to his friend and noted art critic, Peter Fuller, upon the occasion of his wedding in 1984. Fuller literally wrote the book on Natkin, (Robert Natkin, 1981, published by Harry N. Abrams) and lived with him and his family at his Connecticut property during the '70s in order to better write the biography. The two developed quite the friendship, and this setting makes another appearance in Fuller’s own autobiography "Marches Past," detailing the significance of their relationship. "Young Acrobat" was the centerpiece of the lounge in Fuller’s home in Bath, Sommerset, where he and his wife entertained the titans of the art world during the '80s. Since Peter’s tragic and untimely passing, this has stayed with the family, as a cherished reminder of that golden period of their lives with Peter and Bob. Natkin’s Young Acrobat was a gift from the artist to his friend and noted art critic, Peter Fuller, upon the occasion of his wedding in 1984. Fuller literally wrote the book on Natkin, (Robert Natkin, 1981, published by Harry N. Abrams) and lived with him and his family at his Connecticut property during the '70s in order to better write the biography. The two developed quite the friendship, and this setting makes another appearance in Fuller’s own autobiography "Marches Past," detailing the significance of their relationship. "Young Acrobat" was the centerpiece of the lounge in Fuller’s home in Bath, Sommerset, where he and his wife entertained the titans of the art world during the '80s. Since Peter’s tragic and untimely passing, this has stayed with the family, as a cherished reminder of that golden period of their lives with Peter and Bob. Natkin’s Young Acrobat was a gift from the artist to his friend and noted art critic, Peter Fuller, upon the occasion of his wedding in 1984. Fuller literally wrote the book on Natkin, (Robert Natkin, 1981, published by Harry N. Abrams) and lived with him and his family at his Connecticut property during the '70s in order to better write the biography. The two developed quite the friendship, and this setting makes another appearance in Fuller’s own autobiography "Marches Past," detailing the significance of their relationship. "Young Acrobat" was the centerpiece of the lounge in Fuller’s home in Bath, Sommerset, where he and his wife entertained the titans of the art world during the '80s. Since Peter’s tragic and untimely passing, this has stayed with the family, as a cherished reminder of that golden period of their lives with Peter and Bob. Natkin’s Young Acrobat was a gift from the artist to his friend and noted art critic, Peter Fuller, upon the occasion of his wedding in 1984. Fuller literally wrote the book on Natkin, (Robert Natkin, 1981, published by Harry N. Abrams) and lived with him and his family at his Connecticut property during the '70s in order to better write the biography. The two developed quite the friendship, and this setting makes another appearance in Fuller’s own autobiography "Marches Past," detailing the significance of their relationship. "Young Acrobat" was the centerpiece of the lounge in Fuller’s home in Bath, Sommerset, where he and his wife entertained the titans of the art world during the '80s. Since Peter’s tragic and untimely passing, this has stayed with the family, as a cherished reminder of that golden period of their lives with Peter and Bob. Natkin’s Young Acrobat was a gift from the artist to his friend and noted art critic, Peter Fuller, upon the occasion of his wedding in 1984. Fuller literally wrote the book on Natkin, (Robert Natkin, 1981, published by Harry N. Abrams) and lived with him and his family at his Connecticut property during the '70s in order to better write the biography. The two developed quite the friendship, and this setting makes another appearance in Fuller’s own autobiography "Marches Past," detailing the significance of their relationship. "Young Acrobat" was the centerpiece of the lounge in Fuller’s home in Bath, Sommerset, where he and his wife entertained the titans of the art world during the '80s. Since Peter’s tragic and untimely passing, this has stayed with the family, as a cherished reminder of that golden period of their lives with Peter and Bob. Natkin’s Young Acrobat was a gift from the artist to his friend and noted art critic, Peter Fuller, upon the occasion of his wedding in 1984. Fuller literally wrote the book on Natkin, (Robert Natkin, 1981, published by Harry N. Abrams) and lived with him and his family at his Connecticut property during the '70s in order to better write the biography. The two developed quite the friendship, and this setting makes another appearance in Fuller’s own autobiography "Marches Past," detailing the significance of their relationship. "Young Acrobat" was the centerpiece of the lounge in Fuller’s home in Bath, Sommerset, where he and his wife entertained the titans of the art world during the '80s. Since Peter’s tragic and untimely passing, this has stayed with the family, as a cherished reminder of that golden period of their lives with Peter and Bob. Natkin’s Young Acrobat was a gift from the artist to his friend and noted art critic, Peter Fuller, upon the occasion of his wedding in 1984. Fuller literally wrote the book on Natkin, (Robert Natkin, 1981, published by Harry N. Abrams) and lived with him and his family at his Connecticut property during the '70s in order to better write the biography. The two developed quite the friendship, and this setting makes another appearance in Fuller’s own autobiography "Marches Past," detailing the significance of their relationship. "Young Acrobat" was the centerpiece of the lounge in Fuller’s home in Bath, Sommerset, where he and his wife entertained the titans of the art world during the '80s. Since Peter’s tragic and untimely passing, this has stayed with the family, as a cherished reminder of that golden period of their lives with Peter and Bob.
Young Acrobat198447 1/2 x 113 in.(120.65 x 287.02 cm) acrylic on canvas
Provenance
Peter Fuller, gift from the artist to his friend and noted art critic, 1984
Private Collection, by descent

70,000

Natkin’s Young Acrobat was a gift from the artist to his friend and noted art critic, Peter Fuller, upon the occasion of his wedding in 1984. Fuller literally wrote the book on Natkin, (Robert Natkin, 1981, published by Harry N. Abrams) and lived with him and his family at his Connecticut property during the '70s in order to better write the biography. The two developed quite the friendship, and this setting makes another appearance in Fuller’s own autobiography "Marches Past," detailing the significance of their relationship. "Young Acrobat" was the centerpiece of the lounge in Fuller’s home in Bath, Sommerset, where he and his wife entertained the titans of the art world during the '80s. Since Peter’s tragic and untimely passing, this has stayed with the family, as a cherished reminder of that golden period of their lives with Peter and Bob.
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