George Segal Hand Written Letter Signed Signature Autograph For Sale
GEORGE SEGAL Hand Written LetterHand written, signed letter of one of the giants of modern art, George Segal. Segal is considered to be one of the key artists working in the "Pop art" genre. He achieved notoriety for his shockingly stark plaster casts set in every day situations. This rare letter is being offered here at a remarkably low opening price. The shading in the photo is merely a reflection. The letter is in mint condition.
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George Segal (artist)
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November 26, 1924
New York City
June 9, 2000 (aged75)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Sculpture, Pop art
George Segal (November 26, 1924 – June 9, 2000) was an American painter and sculptor associated with the Pop Art movement. He was presented with a National Medal of Arts in 1999.
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Segal's Street Crossing (1992) is typical of the look of his sculptures
Although Segal started his art career as a painter, his best known works are cast lifesize figures and the tableaux the figures inhabited. In place of traditional casting techniques, Segal pioneered the use of plaster bandages (plaster-impregnated gauze strips designed for making orthopedic casts)
as a sculptural medium. In this process, he first wrapped a model with
bandages in sections, then removed the hardened forms and put them back
together with more plaster to form a hollow shell. These forms were not
used as molds; the shell itself became the final sculpture, including
the rough texture of the bandages. Initially, Segal kept the sculptures
stark white, but a few years later he began painting them, usually in
bright monochrome colors. Eventually he started having the final forms cast in bronze, sometimes patinated white to resemble the original plaster.
Segal's figures had minimal color and detail, which gave them a ghostly, melancholic
appearance. In larger works, one or more figures were placed in
anonymous, typically urban environments such as a street corner, bus, or
diner. In contrast to the figures, the environments were built using found objects.
From the 1950s until his death Segal lived on a chicken farm in South Brunswick, New Jersey. He only ran the chicken farm for a few years, but he used the space to hold annual picnics for his friends from the New York art world. His location in central New Jersey also led to friendships with professors from the Rutgers University art department. Segal introduced several Rutgers professors to John Cage, and took part in Cage's legendary experimental composition classes. Allan Kaprow coined the term Happening to describe the art performances that took place on Segal's farm in the Spring of 1957. Events for Yam Fest also took place there. Segal was married to Helen Segal from 1946 until his death in 2000.
George Segal (1979). Directed by Michael Blackwood. Documentary about Segal, who discusses and is shown creating his bronze sculpture Abraham and Isaac, which was originally intended as a memorial for the Kent State shootings of 1970.
George Segal: American Still Life (2001). Directed by Amber
Edwards. Documentary about the life and work of the internationally
acclaimed sculptor, whose trademark life-size plaster casts are familiar
to art lovers and ordinary citizens all over the world. USA Today
called him "a cultural icon." Segal's sculptures are in major museums
and public spaces throughout the country, from the FDR Memorial in
Washington to the Holocaust Memorial in San Francisco. Through scenes of
him at work casting a model in his studio, interviews with fellow
artists, critics and historians, Segal's own thoughtful analysis, and
rare archival footage of the Pop Art movement in the '60s, the
documentary tells the story of one man's search for a unique way to
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George Segal Hand Written Letter Signed Signature Autograph: $110