Retired Puppet #1 is one of the few Asian themed paintings by the artists Gage Taylor and Uriél Dana, Oil On Canvas (1988). It was painted during the 3 years the artists lived in Hawaii. During this time their work was represented by Center Art Galleries on Maui and the Illuminarium Gallery in Beverly Hills.
Gage Taylor and Uriél Dana worked together on the same canvas for 17 years. Their collaborative work was based on archetypes that repeat in the East, the West, and the Middle East. Working in the style of the Old Masters (building layers on layers of thin glazes) they strove to find the thread that connected all people, not what separated them.
Gage Taylor died in 2000. Uriél Dana is still alive and continues to paint. She divides her time between Europe and her 3000 square foot atelier in Jack London Square in Oakland, Ca.
This work was included in a museum exhibit exclusively featuring Gage Taylor & Uriel Dana (The Egyptian Rosicrucian Museum, San Jose, California, 1993).
MEASUREMENTS: 18" x 14" unframed, 25.5" x 29.5" framed.
There is a a touch of craquelure (natural ageing) in the gesso invisible to the naked eye (shown in the last photograph). The painting has been meticulously maintained and was cleaned professionally earlier this year.
FRAME: Hand rubbed Hawaiian koa wood and 18k gold flake from Italy with a faux suede scoop lining. This style frame was designed by Taylor & Dana specifically for their collaborative work. It is also custom tagged.
A full bio of the artists will be included as part of the sale. The art, writing, and poetry of Uriél Dana can be viewed at http://www.urieldana.com
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About the Artists
Uriél Dana has been honored for her work as a fine artist, writer, and lecturer for over two decades, in 12 countries on 4 continents.
In addition to her three decade painting career, Uriél collaborated for 17 years with internationally acclaimed painter Gage Taylor until his death in 2000.
They worked & traveled together internationally as Ambassadors of the Arts for the US State Department, “Arts in America” program.
Their work is included in many private, corporate & celebrity collections.
Gage Taylor is considered one of the six originators of what came to be known as “California Visionary Art" (see the book Visions published by Pomegranate Press).
Gage Taylor's work was featured in Newsweek, Omni, and other publications. Mescaline Woods, considered a pivotal painting at the time, is owned by the Haggin Museum in Sacramento. It is included in the book "25 Years of the Art of the San Francisco Bay Area" and was in the exhibit at the Oakland Museum based on that book.
Taylor's work has exhibited in The Smithsonian, The Whitney Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Huntsville Museum. Internationally he exhibited at The Paris Biennale, The India Triennale, and in Italy, Germany, Japan, Chile, Peru, and Nepal.
Uriel Dana became Gage Taylor’s apprentice is 1983 and by 1985 their collaborative work had surpassed their individual work from their patrons. They continued to work together until his death.
- oil on canvas, gilt koa frame
- Width (cm):
- 25.5 inches
- Height (cm):
- 29.5 inches
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