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Lot 233

Larry Bakke Assorted Sketches and Paintings on Paper (ca. 1958)

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Larry Bakke

(Washington/ New York, 1932-1990)


An assortment of works on paper, including an abstract ink brush painting measuring 26" x 20", a mixed media nude painting measuring 9" x 12", and 6 smaller blind contour drawings. One drawing is dated 1958. From the estate of artist Nick Vaccaro, who studied under Bakke in the late 1950s, and who is the subject of one of the drawings.


As a painter and educator, Bakke's passion for Abstract Expressionism was a powerful influence on his students, in particular Chuck Close; Bakke's notable early impact was detailed in the latter's 2010 biography Chuck Close: Life.


Overall good condition. The ink brush painting has some minor smudging and some tape staining around the edges. One of the contour drawings has a torn and creased top edge.

Overall Dimensions
Height: 26.00 in
Width: 20.00 in
Depth: 0.25 in

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