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Untitled - Peek-a-Boo

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Clarence Holbrook Carter

Clarence Holbrook Carter

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American (1904–2000)

  • Date: 1967
  • Oil on Canvas, signed and dated u.l.
  • Size: 43 x 54 in. (109.22 x 137.16 cm)

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about Untitled - Peek-a-Boo

An intricately-rendered eye is superimposed onto one of the many egg shapes that alternate with bright red squares.

Considering that Carter’s signature eggs are intended to embody the emergence of life, the watchful eye is perhaps a reminder to viewers that the cycle of life and death is eternally palpable.  

About The Artist: Clarence Holbrook Carter

Born in Portsmouth, Ohio in 1904, Carter had decided to pursue art by the age of six. By age 26 he had graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Arts, traveled extensively through Europe, studied at Hans Hoffman Summer School in Capri and had exhibited in Carnegie International, and other international watercolor exhibitions. Through the next four decades, Carter's works had been labeled, surrealism, Magic Realism, geometric abstraction, pop...

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About The Medium: Oil

Process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil.

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