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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

ArtNet Auction of Herb Gentry Serigraph is Live!

A couple of weeks ago, I reported in a blog posting that Mary Anne Rose donated a Herb Gentry serigraph to benefit the Beauford Delaney Gravesite Project.  I am thrilled to inform you that ArtNet has placed the work up for auction as of 4:30 PM Eastern Time on June 8.  Bidding is now open!

Always Green
Herbert Gentry
Serigraph (2000)

Mary Anne Rose provides the following description of the print:
Always Green was done at the period the artist was working on his final three editions published by GR N’Namdi Gallery in conjunction with his book Herbert Gentry: The Man The Magic The Master. Always Green is among the artist’s final works. This serigraph was printed in 2000 at Lime Grafik in Malmo, Sweden.
Always Green is about regeneration. In the work of Herbert Gentry, the Green man refers to different aspects of fertility, as well as spiritual growth and transformation. Gentry saw his art as direct contact with the unconscious, and as an artist, he neither consciously determined a work's subjective import nor final appearance. Thus, his works trace states of being and change. The Green Man theme relates to larger paintings like Spiritually Green (1978) and He Seeth All (1962) and On All Sides (1990). Gentry realized his figurative imagery through process and each work evolved out of spontaneous and direct gesture.
Always Green will be available for bidding until Thursday, June 17th at 4:30 PM Eastern Time.  The opening bid is $1500.  Please click here to visit the ArtNet site and place your bid.

Once again, many thanks to Mary Anne Rose and the Estate of Herbert Gentry for this fine donation!

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