Charles Arnoldi

b. 1946, American

"Swamp," 2000

Acrylic on six canvas-covered, joined, wood panels set at an angle
Signed, titled, numbered, and dated verso: Arnoldi, 00.10
42.25" H x 31.75" W

  • Exhibited: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Malibu, CA, 'Charles Arnoldi, New Paintings,' March 18 - April 29, 2000
  • Notes: The American artist Charles Arnoldi was born in Ohio in 1946 and pursued his artistic studies at Ventura College, the Art Center in Los Angeles, and the Chouinard Art Institute. His works, often brightly colored, were composed either in paint on canvas (as in the present lot) or with wood pieces affixed to panel.

    For much of his career, Arnoldi worked as an outsider within the context of the California art scene. Though his works are held in museum collections around the world, Arnoldi developed a unique style that remains antithetical to the dominant theme of minimalism that remains pervasive throughout the work of many artists working in California.

    "Swamp," painted in 2006, is executed in acrylic on six canvas-covered joined wood panels that make up a single image. The work is composed of contrasting planes of color punctuated by an abstract symbolism that remains present throughout much of his paintings. Fashioned together like the interlocking pieces of a puzzle, Arnoldi leaves the interpretation of his work up to the viewer.
  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Occasional unobtrusive spots of scattered surface grime. A small, pea-sized, rubbed area near the center of the right edge.

    Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight. The occasional tiny spots of surface grime sometimes fluoresce under blacklight.

    Frame: 43" H x 32.5" W x 2.5" D at left / 3.5" D at right

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