Focussing on both round or squared forms, Courtright’s visually arresting works are almost always based upon a strict grid
The debut display of Robert Courtright (1926–2012) works was held at famous New York gallery Eugene Thaw in 1950. The American artist, who lived and worked in South Carolina, USA, France and Italy was a master of collage and sculpture.
Focussing on both round or squared forms, Courtright’s visually arresting works are almost always based upon a strict grid, rendered using an extraordinary variety of paints and papers for his collages. His square cuts of paper appear floating; lined up precisely yet at the same time positioned freely, each one an independent piece of the whole.
Robert Courtright works form part of the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Musée Thyssen Bornemiza in Lugano and the Contemporary Museum of Art in Nice. Jean-Jacques Dutko Gallery has regularly exhibited his work; a large solo exhibition was staged in 2013 in the Ile Saint Louis gallery and is accompanied by a catalogue of Robert Courtright collages and masks.
Signed and numbered 3/8
at the back
H 53.5 x Diam. 66.5 cm
H 21 x Diam. 26 inches