Segal, George

“Pop Art” sculptor noted for casting life-size figures and hosting original “happenings”

Price: $20.00

Description:
(1924-2000) American painter and sculptor associated with the Pop Art movement, presented with a 1999 National Medal of Arts. His best known works are cast lifesize figures and the tableaux the figures inhabited. Initially, Segal kept the sculptures stark white, but later began painting them (usually in bright monochrome). Eventually he started having the final forms cast in bronze, sometimes patinated white to resemble the original plaster. From the ‘50s until his death, Segal lived on a chicken farm in South Brunswick, New Jersey. Allan Kaprow coined the term “happening” to describe the art performances that took place on Segal's farm in the Spring of 1957. Signed 3 ¾ x 6 ½ 1973 US 8c Henry O. Tanner stamp cacheted First Day Cover, postmarked “First Day of Issue”, Pittsburgh, Sept. 10, 1973, adds July 24, 1979 date under signature.

Condition: Very good
Type:First Day Cover






[View Shopping Cart]
[Home] [Articles] [Biography] [Calendar]
[Catalogue] [Search]



enbainc@cs.com

Edward N. Bomsey Autographs, Inc.
7317 Farr Street
Annandale, VA 22003-2516
(703) 642-2040(phone & fax)




Home
Home

Articles
Articles

Biography
Biography

Calendar
Calendar

Catalogue
Catalogue

Search
Search