1975, Louie Demott Bunce, The Stolen Kiss, Clyde Keller Photo
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The Stolen KissLouis Demott Bunce (1907-1983)
Portrait of the Artist, Summer 1975
Portland Tavern, Late Nite
This impromptu portrait of Louie Bunce (famed NW abstract expressionist/surrealist painter) was taken late night at a tavern in NW Portland where local painters (including Jackie Johnson) had gathered. The pose resulted from a "stolen kiss" from Jackie, a fait accompli and a moment savored by Louie in his moment of triumph. One of my favorite "bar portraits" here presented of this great artist in a beautiful giclee rendering.
16x20 Inch Art Print
Image Dimensions are @14x18 inches
Heavyweight Epson Satin paper
Signed/Dated on lower white border
Clear Sleeved on foam core
Shipped flat, insured with delivery confirmation
Louis Demott Bunce (American Abstract Expressionist, Surrealist Painter 1907-1983)
Louis Bunce attended the Museum Art School in Portland from 1925-26 as well as the Art Students League in New York from 1927-31. During the 1930s Bunce worked for the WPA Easel Project in New York and the WPA Art Center in Salem, Oregon as an instructor and assistant director. According to the biographical information obtained from the Saward Art Collection (website) "two of his murals are in the post offices in Grants Pass and St. Johns. Bunce taught at the Museum Art School in Portland until his retirement. He introduced the serigraph technique to Oregon and worked in many styles - cubism, expressionism, surrealism, and abstractionism."
Exhibited: Northwest Artists at Seattle Art Museum in 1934; San Francisco Museum of Art in 1935; 1939 World's Fair in New York; Various Federal Buildings in 1936. Please see the Laura Russo Gallery for a complete listing of his work held by collections, or to view his list of solo and group exhibitions and awards.
The Stolen Kiss Copyright © 1975 Clyde Keller
counter installed on dec. 29, 2012
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