TURNER " AMERICAN GOTHIC 2 " PAINTING. (LARGE: Approx 40" By 30" Framed). If you're a mid century art collector, you've likely heard of Carlo of Hollywood and his unique and coveted pieces.
You may also have come across a "Turner Wall Accessory" - possibly an early phenolic wall sculpture or a licensed print of some notable artists work. What you likely do not know is that early in Turner's career he, like Carlo of Hollywood, produced original paintings employing early mass production.
In the post war period, art for the home was a rarity. If you lived in a more upscale neighborhood, door to door sales people would ring your bell and show you all the wonderful prints they had available to decorate your home. The only other place you could acquire art was a department store or a furniture store! Turner was an enterprising fellow and realized people wanted ORIGINAL art, not just prints. They wanted a signed original piece of modern art they could proudly point to when their bridge companions came over on Saturday night!
So Turner figured a way to "mass produce" (around 50 paintings per design) each of his original works. The AIR BRUSH a very modern tool at this time! Was his secret to creating originals that were very similar, yet slightly different in a reasonable time frame.
This work IS THE BEST he produced at this time. Fans of his work call this piece "American Gothic 2" after the iconic painting by Grant Wood done in 1930. It has all the elements of a very pastoral farm scene. A young couple are working the most ethereal and beautiful farm ever painted! This work is classic surrealism from an era where Salvador Dali was influencing art style.
The details on this piece are so superb it deserves a place in the Museum of Modern Art! The poses, the colors, the fine, FINE detail work done with such precision, you would never think it was a "mass produced" product! Many believe because it was produced multiple times, Turner took more care than an ordinary artist would in these details and they are probably right. Protected behind glass for 70 years! Light wear to the wood frame.
Truly the most magnificent "American Gothic 2" you will ever see offered in the Collector Art Market. We have only seen 3 of these designs change ownership in 15 years! A divine addition to your NY penthouse, Palm Springs Atomic Ranch or CA Case Study Home! A Surrealist Turner Painting For Your Mid-Tastic Collection!
MID CENTURY MODERN ORIG TURNER PAINTING! ART CARLOS HOLLYWOOD ERA VTG" is in sale since Monday, August 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism". The seller is "gallery20th" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.This item can be shipped worldwide.