Oil on masonite
7 3/4 x 7 3/4" (19.7 x 19.7 cm)
Signed on verso
Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000
SOLD for $3,000
Courtesy of the artist and Alexandre Gallery
Lois Dodd (b. 1927) is an American painter. Dodd is known primarily for her observational paintings of landscapes, nudes and still lives. As the artist stated in an interview, "I would find it, see it, and say 'that's exciting' but I don't want to set things up." It is in her finding and framing of the everyday that something quietly original and deeply felt permeates the work. By painting her immediate circumstances, which can hardly be considered grand or bourgeois, and never moving away from that unadorned realm, Dodd rejected the sources that others of her generation took as a given: mass media, popular culture, and the bright surfaces of a comfortable life.