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  • Provenance

    Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Artist’s Space, “Project Space 2: Barnaby Furnas”, November 11, 2000 - January 13, 2001

  • Catalogue Essay

    Barnaby Furnas’ paintings reside in a balance between abstraction and figuration, play with flat verse illusionistic surfaces. His active compositions explode with fractured cartoon-like imagery. Gushing vibrant blood, fiery explosions and clouds of smoke become elaborate painterly gestures. His complex and dazzling paintings reward extended viewing.
    Though his paintings seem to revel in visions of extreme physical violence -perhaps Baranby Furnas’ true focus is the extraordinary. He combines the depicted horror with sublime beauty. Ecstasy is central to his seemingly chaotic paintings, illuminating the condition of being literally moved by the turbulent force of some vivid experience or emotion.


Blown to Bits

Urethane and wax medium on canvas.
36 x 48 1/8 in. (91.4 x 122.2 cm).
Signed, titled and dated “Blown To Bits November 2000 Barnaby Furnas” on the reverse.

$200,000 - 201,000 

Sold for $198,000

Contemporary Art Part I

16 Nov 2006, 7pm
New York