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The Dignity of Jugglers Affected by Night. Kenneth REXROTH.

The Dignity of Jugglers Affected by Night.

Rexroth’s notes date the painting to 1925, and give the remark: “‘Cubist’ colors as of the period”, perhaps an allusion to Braque’s palette. A man and a woman in profile turned towards each other, the painting recalls Francis Picabia’s work with its rounded, curvilinear forms. The colors of the painting are monochromatic shades of gray brightening to blue, and beige deepening into black. For the 1981 UCSB retrospective, Rexroth gave the painting the title “Abstraction: The Dignity of Jugglers Affected by Night”. San Francisco Museum of Art label on the back, with title given as “Abstraction”, dated “6/29/42”. Loose in frame, some light wear at edges, a few light surface marks, some small areas of surface loss (approximately 1/2" x 1/2" and 1/3" x 1/3") at diagonally opposed corners, otherwise in very good condition. Wax, silica, and pure decorator colors on fiberboard, 13” wide x 18 1/2 high, ca. 1925, signed “K. Rex” at the bottom-edge.

Price: $5,000.00

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