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Charles Bell

United States (1935 -  1995 ) Wikipedia® : Charles Bell
BELL Charles Gumball11

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May 17, 2019
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Charles Bell - Gumball11

Charles Bell - Gumball11

Original 1976
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Lot number: 250
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Charles S. Bell GUMBALL11 oil on canvas 84 by 60 in. 213.4 by 152.4 cm. Executed in 1976. Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York Collection of Stanley and Sheila Cooper, New York Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in May 1984 Exhibited Kunsthal Rotterdam,Feest der herkenning! Internationaal realisme,September2010 - January 2011, p. 49, illustrated in color Literature Louis K. Meisel,Photorealism,New York 1980, cat. no. 133, p. 72, illustrated in color Henry Geldzahler,Charles Bell: The Complete Works 1970-1990,New York 1991, cat. no. 78, p. 61, illustrated in color Kerstin Stremmel,Realism,Cologne2004, p. 33, illustrated in color and illustrated in color on the cover Jean-Luc Chalumeau,Peinture et Photographie: Pop-art, Figuration Narrative, Hyperréalisme, Nouveaux Pop,Paris 2007, p. 117, illustrated in color Exh. Cat., Kunsthalle-Emden,Wirklich? Abenteuer Kunst,2010, p. 37, illustrated in color
Charles Bell -  Rolly Polly Clown

Charles Bell - Rolly Polly Clown

Original 1983
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Lot number: 220
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Description: CHARLES BELL - Rolly Polly Clown Dimensions: 195.2 x 131.6 cm (76 7/8 x 51 3/4 in.) Medium: pastel on paper Provenance: Paul Nash and Copy Berg, New York Private Collection, Paris Sotheby's, New York, 10 November 2005, lot 243 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner Notes: Executed in 1983.
Charles Bell - Catcher

Charles Bell - Catcher

Original 1988
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CHARLES BELL (1935-1995)

Catcher, 1988 signed 'CBELL' (lower right) oil on canvas 40 x 56 in. 101.6 x 142.2 cm

Provenance Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York. Modernism, San Francisco. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1988. Exhibited San Francisco, Modernism, Charles Bell: Photorealist Paintings and Drawings, 27 October-10 December 1988. Literature H. Geldzahler and L. Meisel, Charles Bell: The Complete Works 1970-1990, New York, 1991, no. 20, fig. 184 (illustrated in color, p. 40). Pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a photorealist image, artists like Charles Bell, Robert Cottingham, Chuck Close, Malcolm Morley, Ralph Goings and Richard Estes all attempt to imitate the reality captured in a photograph. As an offshoot of Pop Art, Photorealism emerged out of the 1960s as an artistic movement highlighting the allure of American consumer culture and was inspired by scenes and objects of everyday life. With candy-coated colors and metallic reflections captured within the two-dimensional frame, Charles Bell's monumental works invoke a child-like adoration for items of play, such as pinball machines, toys, dolls and gumball machines, elevating them to the level of a traditional still life. Born in Oklahoma in 1935, Bell only began his artistic career after time at the University of Oklahoma and several tours in the U.S. Navy. Based in San Francisco during the early 1960s, Bell could not help but be influenced and inspired by the vibrant works of Bay Area artists Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn. Thiebaud's enchanting depictions of cakes, candy and other confections motivated Bell to create his own interpretation of 'Americanness', which we can clearly glean from the present work. Where Thiebaud's works subliminally trigger one's mouth to water and anticipate the saccharine rush gushing between molars, Bell's painting seemingly sings with the faint pings of points earned, pulling physical responses from memories buried in the past. In Catcher, 1988, Bell's hyper-realist depiction of the central panel of a pinball machine practically replaces the steel ball in favor of the viewer – establishing a viewpoint in the thick of the makeshift shoots and rollover lanes of the game. This position stimulates an array of sensory responses – from the coldness of the steel ball and the low hum of the illuminated column, to the impending dings of ricocheted balls. With bright and saturated oceanic blues, cardinal reds and golf course greens, Bell's gemstone-like palette underscores the kitsch and playfulness of the lively, universally imprinted memory that can be seen as solely American.
Charles Bell - Study For  
Majorette #3

Charles Bell - Study For Majorette #3

Original 1992
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Property from the collection of Patricia Hamilton, Los Angeles, California
Charles S. Bell (1935-1995)
Study for
Majorette #3

, 1992

acrylic on Mylar
17 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (43.7 x 28.5 cm)
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Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Charles Bell - Majorette

Charles Bell - Majorette

Original 1993
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Lot number: 239
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Charles Bell

1935 - 1995

MAJORETTE

signed and dated '93 on the overlap

oil on linen

56 by 83 3/4 in. 142.2 by 212.7 cm.

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Provenance

Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York

Acquired by the present owner from the above in March 2003

Exhibited

Rome, Chiostro del Bramante, Iperrealisti, April - July 2003

Literature

Louis K. Meisel, Photorealism at the Millennium, New York, 2002, pl. 115, p. 53, illustrated in color

John Wilmerding, Richard Estes, New York, 2006, p. 17, illustrated in color
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