West Hollywood, CA: Louis Stern Fine Arts, 2011. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Hardcover. Large red-yellow multicolored octavo; 144 p, color illus ; 25 cm. Gently bumped corners, few faint scratches to boards, else fine. Item #80714
Colored museum card included. || Painting, Abstract -- United States. || Karl Benjamin (born December 29, 1925) is an American painter of vibrant geometric abstractions who rose to fame in 1959 as one of four Los Angeles-based Abstract Classicists and subsequently produced a critically acclaimed body of work that explores a vast array of color relationships. Working quietly at his home in Claremont, CA, he has developed a rich vocabulary of colors and hard-edge shapes in masterful compositions of tightly balanced repose or high-spirited energy. At once intuitive and systematic, the artist is, in the words of critic Christopher Knight, "a colorist of great wit and inventiveness."
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