About this artwork
James Bishop is an American artist who has lived in France since 1958. His exquisitely rendered, relatively rare paintings—which the American poet and art critic John Ashbery once called “part air, part architecture”—combine European and American traditions of postwar art. Bishop’s abstraction is grounded by oblique references to geometry, grids, and architectural structures. In the mid-1960s, he began pouring thinned oil paint onto his canvases and tilting them to layer color without a paintbrush, often leaving areas of white, primed canvas visible to balance such applications of color. Bishop’s paintings are roughly six feet square, reflecting the proportions of his own body.
- Currently Off View
- Contemporary Art
- James Bishop
- United States (Artist's nationality:)
- Oil on canvas
- 193 × 193 cm (76 × 76 in.)
- Through prior bequest of Marguerita S. Ritman; Flora Mayer Witkowsky, Ada S. Garrett, Max V. Kohnstamm, Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan, and Laura Slobe Memorial prize funds; purchased with funds provided by Judith Neisser
- © James Bishop. Annemarie Verna Gallery.