Fred Reichman 1925 - 2005

Black Mat 1986, 1986
Alkyd on Canvas
10 x 10 in
SKU: 6212c
The present painting, titled 'Black Mat,' is a small and intimate work by the American artist Fred Reichman. An intimate work measuring only ten by ten inches, the canvas contains a white cat slumbering on a black floor mat. The mat itself lays in strong contrast to the white ground, causing the entire scene to glow with light as though the cat rests in the glow of a midday sunbeam. Though this work is representational, Reichman's approach to the painted canvas is loose and free, suggesting subtle movement and life.

10 x 10 inches, canvas
Monogram FR in teal, top center
Signed, dated, and inscribed with title and medium in pencil on reverse
Framed with wood slats; alternative custom framing is available
Painting in overall excellent condition; missing one stretcher key on reverse; some wear to wood slat frame