DALE CLARK MODERN Metal Copper Silver Gold Painting 4 ft X3 ft ONE OF A KIND $4K
NOTE this is medium he has long since done due to many factors. The price herein is close to what private collector paid in 70's.
This art takes on many forms as light of day or night room lighting changes... Truely a remarkable modern art piece of work. A substantial item yet can fit in many rooms of a home that while making a statement is not t. Oo too or overwhelming for the room.. Yet so interesting to look at while you enjoy entertaining guests. Excellent piece in excellent condition...
One of a kind and one if his BEST pieces of composition. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A SELF WRITTEN BIO BY THE ARTIST WHICH IS COPIED AND IN THE PHOTO VIEWS.. THE FOLLOWING IS SHARED FROM A BLOG ABOUT THE ARTIST.. AGAIN THIS IS SHARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE ARTIST, HIS'BOHEMIAN', AHEAD OF HIS TIME, REALLY ARTIST ROOTS, HUMANITARIANISMS..
This exquisite original copper painting by Dale Clark utilizes the artist's unique technique where advanced methods of electroplating are used as precious metals which are painted into a thick copper sheet with electronic brush. Colors are formed as a result of a chemical reaction between the plated surface and highly corrosive acids.
Additional textures are introduced by repousse, carving, grinding, and etching. As someone who steps out in when it comes to doing something new being avant-garde Clark has done that with his art using some of his many talents to address his social activism. However, the now 91-year-old man, who describes himself as a workaholic whose enticing nectar is art which he uses to express his views on social issues. And war are but a couple of examples sees finality coming to him.
On his T-shirt was a motto which Clark said kind of encapsulates his views. Give It Away to Keep It, means you cant keep things when you die so give them to others to enjoy as all things material are temporary, he said. In what many would see as a cluttered piece of property off of Highway 80 between Bisbee and Tombstone, Clark sees things which can be made into pieces of art or useful items.
Liberace once brought a piece. The California native moved to Arizona 20 years ago, mostly to get out of a society which was overly heavy in making rules on how people should live, especially a Santa Barbara area of rich snobbery. But he did have an earlier connection with the Grand Canyon State, when he helped design part of the interior of a synagogue in Phoenix, to include a modernistic ark to hold the Torah and a large Menorah. His gait is slower, his frame small, he has a hard time hearing and he wheezes some. But behind his glasses, Clarks eyes twinkle miscellaneously and he smiles easily. When Barbara Bruno showed up, Clark broke off his conversation with the Herald/Review to exclaim Oh, my queen arrives.
Saying she is younger than he, by about two decades, the slightly embarrassed Bruno waved off her friend. As she helped him around the property, they went by Clarks Rolls Royce actually an old Toyota truck which has seen a lot of use and went over to his.
It was a piece of art he made during the height of the world-wide AIDs epidemic symbolizing the changes people were taking by practicing unsafe sex. It was one of his social issues in which his art plays a part in outlining his activist views. Then there is is coffin art to protest war. Shaped like a late 1800s casket, Clark has taken it to Crawford, Texas, to display it near then President George Bushs ranch. There are names of children on little cards affixed on the coffin.
One is 11-year-old Rodney Dickens who was on Flight 77 and killed when the plane went down on Nov. Another is an Iraq girl, Fataha Ghazzi, 6, who died in a bomb blast on March 24, 2003, in Baghdad. With a laugh, Clark said Bush couldnt even invite me to his ranch for a barbecue. Saying his life is guided by Hindu philosophy, Clark said a new cause he is engaged in is building small shelters for the homeless.
They are basically moveable plywood devices on wheels where people can sleep and be protected from rain or other elements. The largest device is 8 feet by 8 feet by 7 feet high which can hold a family of four. Occasionally, Clark sleeps on a foam mattress on a plywood frame outside his work area, enjoying the breeze and sun as he did Friday. And, if he has his way there will be a a National Sidewalk Sleep Month in June to remind Americans about the plight of their fellow citizens who have no real roof over their heads. Inside the workshop are boxes of C-clamps with Clark laughingly saying Im a C-clampaholic.
I went to a 12-step program to cure me, but I dont want to be cured. There is an elfin philosopher within Clark.
He will as easily make jokes, many pointed at himself, and just as quickly say something serious. He has been married a couple of times has children and grandchildren some living in Arizona and he has traveled to different places in the world. Ive been blessed and cursed by a lot of friends.
Many of my friends are dying without my permission, he said, adding But friendship lasts longer than romance. Saying he had a near death experienced in the late 1980s in Mexico, Clark said he knows the end is catching up to him. With a smile on his face he said, My dad died when he was young, he was 93. Saying he is looking for it Im in the process of downsizing, Clark said when he looks back on his life and his art, his activism on social issues and dare it be said his avant-garde lifestyle Ive been a lucky puppy.
The item "DALE CLARK MODERN Metal Copper Silver Gold Painting 4 ft X3 ft ONE OF A KIND $4K" is in sale since Friday, January 9, 2015. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "smithcloset" and is located in Palm Springs, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Listed By: Original owner, collector
- Medium: Copper, Silver, Gold Metals
- Subject: Abstract
- Largest Dimension: 4 feet X 3 feet plus 2-2.5" frame of copper mirror
- Date of Creation: 1970-1989
- Region of Origin: US
- Artist: Dale Clark