(Untitled portrait) by Joseph M. Glasco

(Untitled portrait) by Joseph M. Glasco

(Untitled portrait)

Joseph M. Glasco

Title

(Untitled portrait)

 
Artist
Year
1971  
Technique
drawing in ink and pigments on colored paper 
Image Size
25 5/16 x 19 5/16" image 
Signature
ink, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
dated, in ink 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy orange/rust wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
15152 
Price
$1,000.00 
Description
Originally sold by Catherine Viviano Gallery, 42 East 57th St., New York 22, NY. Biography from Butler Institute of American Art: Joseph Glasco was born in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma and grew up in Texas. In 1949, after his first one-person exhibition in New York, Glasco became the youngest artist represented at that time in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Glasco's rythmical, all-over abstract compositions have often been linked with those of American artist Jackson Pollock. During the 1950s, Glasco became friends with Pollock; the two seemed to share an affinity for the element of chance in their work. In the late 1970s, Glasco first created his collaged canvases such as "Untitled #7" . They were made from irregular scraps of canvas painted and glued unevenly onto an underlying abstract painting. According to Glasco, " . . . there is a need in me to do sculpture and it somehow comes out when I paint and use material on top of material, . . . which is what sculpture is about."