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Robert Richter
'Bread on Carpet' original oil on wood painting signed by Robert Richter

2011

$2,800

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This painting, 'Bread on Carpet,' presents a simple still life using the humor and irony common to Robert Richter's oeuvre. The oval loaf is central in the composition, its golden brown color in direct contrast to the blue-gray of the background. such loaves of bread have long been symbols of sustenance and home baking, but are also commonplace in the grocery stores of the 21st century. And while loaves of bread such as this are usually found on the counter-tops of the home kitchen, warm and ready to slice and spread with butter, Richter has removed it and placed it unceremoniously on the floor. This unexpected positioning of common objects is just the tongue-in-cheek strategy that makes Richter's paintings so endearing an surprising. 10 x 13 inches, painting 17 x 20 inches, frame Titled, dated, signed in pencil & stamped with initial on verso Housed in a frame of the artist's design and construction Born in Milwaukee, Robert Richter has been painting from the age of eight. His unique paintings are hand carved on wood as well as hand carved frames that become an integral part of the paintings. The artist comments, “I want my paintings to be stunning from across the room, to beckon, as all good paintings should. And then close up, what a surprise!” The artist lived in New York where he painted literally everything from stage sets to mural commissions. He painted store front windows, lithographs from aluminum plates for actors, T-shirts, costumes, curtains, wall hangings, furniture and floors. His unique experiences, intellect, extraordinary color sensibility result in a stunning style with flavors of Avery, Grant Wood and Matisse, but mostly himself.

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