Saturday 22 November 2014

Two Women

The most interesting painting I've seen today is George Bellows' Two Women (1924) which fetched $1,265,000 in Bonhams New York auction of American Art. Leading light of the Ashcan School, Bellows was renown for the gritty realism of his paintings of the urban poor in New York City. He painted Two Women a year before he died. The work is less impressionistic than some of his earlier paintings, but the gritty realism is still there in this double portrait of a brothel madam and a beautiful young prostitute (CLICK).


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