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Viola Frey Drawing of Bill Bartman

(1933-2004, USA)
Drawing of Bill Bartman, 1989
Mixed media on paper; ht. 61, wd. 32 in.

Bill Bartman (1946-2005) was a colorful, mercurial, one-legged force of life with a love of art, art education, emerging artists and with a soft spot particularly for ceramics. A portrait of Bartman by Frey is alongside. The Brooklyn Rail ran his obit which was signed by a diverse group: Chuck Close, Dorothea Rockburne, Jeffery Sturges, Merill Wagner, Eyal Danieli, and Amanda Guest. Aside from initiating early art-in-schools and theater-in-penitentiaries programs while in Los Angeles, he also founded Art Resources Transfer in 1987, then moved to New York where it continued as a non-profit bookstore gallery that published 16 artist-interview books and presented over 60 exhibitions and has donated more than 140,000 art books, videos and other art and culture-related materials to thousands of rural and inner city libraries nationwide.

Provenance:Provenance: Bill Bartman then to A(rt).R(esources).T(ransfer).

Estimate: $5,500 - $6,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$5,288
11/07/2010

 

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