In these teacher materials, students will learn and understand that, today, artists from all over the world use diverse ways of expressing creative thought.
Red Grooms (American, 1937-)
mixed media (alkyd paint, gatorboard, celastic, wood, wax, foam-core), Overall: 180.3 x 161.9 x 73 cm (70 15/16 x 63 11/16 x 28 11/16 in.). Gift of Agnes Gund in honor of Edward Henning 1991.27
Looking Along Broadway Towards Grace Church exemplifies the zany, cartoonlike sculptural environments of Red Grooms. Throughout his career, New York City has provided wonderfully rich subject matter for his work. In this animated scene, the artist focuses on the visual clutter of a lower Manhattan street near his studio. A three-dimensional caricature, this work features jutting buildings, garish street people, and aggressive cars, trucks, and buses, all vividly painted. With engaging wit and enormous energy Grooms captures urban life with rare good humor.
New York, NY, Marlborough Gallery, 1981: "Red Grooms: Recent Works," repr. cover and p. 31
Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1985-86: "Red Grooms Retrospective," cat. no. 70, (also to: Denver Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Nashville, Tennessee State Museum).
CMA 1991: "Notable Acquisitions," CMA Bulletin 78 (June, 1991), p. 110, repr.
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