Lot 114
John Beerman (NC, b. 1958), Untitled
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Monotype in colors, 1993, pencil signed, dated, and numbered 1/1 lower margin, the full sheet, float mounted and presented in wooden frame.

Sheet Size 22 1/4 x 31 1/4 in.; DOA 25 3/4 x 34 1/2 in.

A Private Collection of Contemporary American Art

Born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1958, Beerman studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Described as a modern transcendentalist painter, a 2008 article in the New York Times quotes Beerman as seeing himself "in the tradition of the Luminist offshoots of the Hudson River School." (Dominus, Susan. "Linked to the Hudson, by Love, Art and History." New York Times. August 24, 2008.) According to Beerman, “they had a lot of sky, and subdued brushwork, so that the hand of the particular artist wasn’t so obvious,” and he goes on to say that “they had a quietude, not so much drama.” Beerman's work is represented in many major museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. After living in New York for more than twenty-six years, Beerman returned to the South and now lives in Durham, NC.

A strong, saturated print. Minor light surface scratch upper left; otherwise no apparent condition concerns.

$400 - 800