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SHIRLEY GOLDFARB (1925-1980)

 
Pennsylvania native Shirley Goldfarb won a scholarship for study at the Art Students League of New York from 1952-1953. During this time in New York she frequented the Cedar Bar where other AbEx artists convened, then the following year moved to Paris. She remained there the rest of her life, developing her particular AbEx style that combines painterly action with light and color. There, she befriended contemporaries Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney. A portrait of Goldfarb by Hockney is now in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Pennsylvania native Shirley Goldfarb won a scholarship for study at the Art Students League of New York from 1952-1953. During this time in New York she frequented the Cedar Bar where other AbEx artists convened, then the following year moved to Paris. She remained there the rest of her life, developing her particular AbEx style that combines painterly action with light and color. There, she befriended contemporaries Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney. A portrait of Goldfarb by Hockney is now in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Pennsylvania native Shirley Goldfarb won a scholarship for study at the Art Students League of New York from 1952-1953. During this time in New York she frequented the Cedar Bar where other AbEx artists convened, then the following year moved to Paris. She remained there the rest of her life, developing her particular AbEx style that combines painterly action with light and color. There, she befriended contemporaries Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney. A portrait of Goldfarb by Hockney is now in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Pennsylvania native Shirley Goldfarb won a scholarship for study at the Art Students League of New York from 1952-1953. During this time in New York she frequented the Cedar Bar where other AbEx artists convened, then the following year moved to Paris. She remained there the rest of her life, developing her particular AbEx style that combines painterly action with light and color. There, she befriended contemporaries Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney. A portrait of Goldfarb by Hockney is now in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Pennsylvania native Shirley Goldfarb won a scholarship for study at the Art Students League of New York from 1952-1953. During this time in New York she frequented the Cedar Bar where other AbEx artists convened, then the following year moved to Paris. She remained there the rest of her life, developing her particular AbEx style that combines painterly action with light and color. There, she befriended contemporaries Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney. A portrait of Goldfarb by Hockney is now in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Pennsylvania native Shirley Goldfarb won a scholarship for study at the Art Students League of New York from 1952-1953. During this time in New York she frequented the Cedar Bar where other AbEx artists convened, then the following year moved to Paris. She remained there the rest of her life, developing her particular AbEx style that combines painterly action with light and color. There, she befriended contemporaries Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney. A portrait of Goldfarb by Hockney is now in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Pennsylvania native Shirley Goldfarb won a scholarship for study at the Art Students League of New York from 1952-1953. During this time in New York she frequented the Cedar Bar where other AbEx artists convened, then the following year moved to Paris. She remained there the rest of her life, developing her particular AbEx style that combines painterly action with light and color. There, she befriended contemporaries Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney. A portrait of Goldfarb by Hockney is now in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Untitled196330 x 40 in. oil on board
Provenance
Private Collection, Connecticut
Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, Connecticut, Thursday, October 24, 2019 [Lot 242]
Private Collection, Minnesota, by descent
Pennsylvania native Shirley Goldfarb won a scholarship for study at the Art Students League of New York from 1952-1953. During this time in New York she frequented the Cedar Bar where other AbEx artists convened, then the following year moved to Paris. She remained there the rest of her life, developing her particular AbEx style that combines painterly action with light and color. There, she befriended contemporaries Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney. A portrait of Goldfarb by Hockney is now in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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