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    Richard M. Powers - Science Fiction Illustration Original Art (1979). Notable for the way transparent, disembodied molecular shapes with ambiguous meaning suggest the building blocks of living matter, Richard Powers worked in a '"dreamscape" style reminiscent of Surrealist art. His ground-breaking science fiction work brought a metaphysical reality to commercial illustration, garnering him admiration and many imitators. Andre Breton, the leader of the Surrealist movement, suggested to Surrealistic painters to seek an: "inner landscape (that) changes every minute: it does not consist of simple, independent, easily recognizable objects, but rather images that are immaterial, intangible... pure elements of matter, meeting together and glowing suddenly like particles of dust dancing in a sunbeam." This painting, with its motif of ambiguous objects floating above a barren landscape in a spatial void, and organic shapes whose relationship to each other may be grasped only intuitively, are most suggestive of the works of surrealist master Yves Tanguy. Painted in acrylic on illustration board, the art measures 18" x 18.75". Aside from some minor surface soiling and a small chip in the paint at the upper left corner, this piece is in Very Good condition. From the collection of Richard and Wendy Pini.

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    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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