David Barnett (American, b. 1946)
Fireworks Series: Grand Finale I hand embellished w/gold&silver metallic, 2013
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5.50 x 8 in
Part of the artist’s ‘Firework Series,’ ‘Grand Finale I’ is a giclée print after the 1997 original, signed by the artist in the lower left. Pointillistic fireworks bloom over the Statue of Liberty in the artist’s depiction of the final moments of a fireworks show. Barnett’s work combines the careful play of light characteristic of the Impressionists with the abstraction of later Expressionists like Kandinsky and Klee; both elements can be found in this piece, from the undulating gray clouds in the background to the juxtaposition of a flowing American flag over a stamp of the Statue of Liberty in the lower right. Giclée print on watercolor paper after original 1997 watercolor and oil pastel, hand embellished with gold and silver metallic pen 5.5 x 8 inches, artwork 14.875 x 17.25 inches, frame Signed lower left Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting and a silk-liner with 1/4 inch gray bevel, Museum Glass to inhibit fading and reduce glare, and float-mounted in a silver finish wood moulding.