"Kimey"

Max Karp


Title:
"Kimey"

Medium:
Enamel on Copper

Unframed Size:
30" x 24"

Condition:
Very Good

 
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"Kimey" Original Clown Enamel on Copper by Max Karp "Kimey" 1970 Original Clown Enamel on Copper by Max Karp

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Max Karp's "Kimey" 1970 is obviously a work that is now 45 years old. In the prime of his life, Max Karp created many enamel works on copper of different clowns. But he seemed to create more in 1970 than any other year. This Clown sits facing the viewer directly. You notice that his Huge Top Hat is bright red, as well as his jacket and his hair. His lips match the entire ensemble perfectly, as do the vertical lines on his eyes. His over-sized pale bow tie, attached to the gold waist coat by the pale large buttons. His expression is of amusement, perhaps that's a smirk we see?

Max Karp was born in 1916 in Ohio, but he was raised in California. He was a self-taught artist and one of the few contemporary painters to use enamel for their artistic work. Because of his enormous talent and the fact that he has perfected unique processes, which allow the creation of museum-quality, kiln-fired collectibles, his place in art history is assured.

Karp began painting by recording in his oils various species of birds and insects for his father who was an ornithologist/entomologist. In the mid-1960's, Karp became interested in the enamel process. Beginning on a small-scale, he taught himself the enamel technique and later experimented with the large paintings in enamel for which he is best known. During the last few decades, Karp's enamel paintings have received critical recognition. In 1970 Hamilton Mint commissioned Karp to produce four paintings of the seasons of the year, which were then issued as a limited edition of plates on precious metal.

In 1980 Karp's 20 x 24-inch enamel portrait of Beverly Sills was presented to the American Queen of Opera following her final performance on full-length opera. In addition, numerous private art collectors, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Happy Rockefeller and Sarah Churchill, have acquired works by Max Karp for their collections.

See Max Karp's Clown 1970 Here

See Max Karp's Clown in Blue Here

See Max Karp's Sad Clown Here





"Kimey"

Max Karp

Title:
"Kimey"

Medium:
Enamel on Copper

Unframed Size:
30" x 24"

Condition:
Very Good

 
Asking Price:
- Owner will consider any Reasonable Offer

Framed without Glass or Plexiglas:

Hand signed:




Comment:

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Max Karp's "Kimey" 1970 is obviously a work that is now 45 years old. In the prime of his life, Max Karp created many enamel works on copper of different clowns. But he seemed to create more in 1970 than any other year. This Clown sits facing the viewer directly. You notice that his Huge Top Hat is bright red, as well as his jacket and his hair. His lips match the entire ensemble perfectly, as do the vertical lines on his eyes. His over-sized pale bow tie, attached to the gold waist coat by the pale large buttons. His expression is of amusement, perhaps that's a smirk we see?

Max Karp was born in 1916 in Ohio, but he was raised in California. He was a self-taught artist and one of the few contemporary painters to use enamel for their artistic work. Because of his enormous talent and the fact that he has perfected unique processes, which allow the creation of museum-quality, kiln-fired collectibles, his place in art history is assured.

Karp began painting by recording in his oils various species of birds and insects for his father who was an ornithologist/entomologist. In the mid-1960's, Karp became interested in the enamel process. Beginning on a small-scale, he taught himself the enamel technique and later experimented with the large paintings in enamel for which he is best known. During the last few decades, Karp's enamel paintings have received critical recognition. In 1970 Hamilton Mint commissioned Karp to produce four paintings of the seasons of the year, which were then issued as a limited edition of plates on precious metal.

In 1980 Karp's 20 x 24-inch enamel portrait of Beverly Sills was presented to the American Queen of Opera following her final performance on full-length opera. In addition, numerous private art collectors, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Happy Rockefeller and Sarah Churchill, have acquired works by Max Karp for their collections.

See Max Karp's Clown 1970 Here

See Max Karp's Clown in Blue Here

See Max Karp's Sad Clown Here