Gordon Onslow Ford

- bill 2-23-2015 2:18 am

Funny you should post this now as Ford has been on my mind .. lately...I happen to have a drawing up at the Morgan Library now that has been paired with one of his...Quite an honor...Onslow Ford was one of the more cryptic American quasi surrealists...His work always threw us for a loop...One of my fav's
I'd post a photo...but....
- SDB (guest) 2-23-2015 3:43 am [add a comment]




: onslow-ford_30s

- tom moody 2-23-2015 1:02 pm [add a comment]

I looked him up when don voisine mentioned him elsewhere. I couldn't find a working link at the Morgan. great work that progresses (someplace) by the decade! I'm interested in the checked (woven) areas. Phosphenes anyone ?

- bill 2-23-2015 1:11 pm [add a comment]

I worked in a gallery in DC (right after art school) that had some of the '40s paintings. Not as good as the above but similar imagery. I thought they were kind of dorky but they stayed in my mind.
- tom moody 2-23-2015 1:13 pm [add a comment]

Here's George Jetson
- Skinny 2-23-2015 5:48 pm [add a comment]

...GJ via Kenny Scharf
- bill 2-23-2015 9:20 pm [add a comment]

Lichtenstein and Polke
- steve 2-24-2015 12:39 am [add a comment]

I see zero polke my love, than again its all PERSONAL:>)
- Skinny 2-26-2015 6:37 am [add a comment]

 patterned areas

- steve 2-26-2015 3:14 pm [add a comment]

  • I see nothing similar....one is 50's coach fabric, and is psychedelic
    - Skinny 2-26-2015 5:13 pm [add a comment]

lines and dots
- steve 2-26-2015 3:24 pm [add a comment]

Huh...? Are you guys serious..?? Its exactly that..! Siggy/Roy and yeah Jetson thrown in...and yes, debt to Miro big time...But I love the freeze dried vocab applied to some notion of cosmic flux ...Fords inadvertent cartooning of the cosmic surreal space puts him ahead of the curve I say...Dorky as hell, yes,... and why it looks relevant in some way now that Picabia surprisingly did awhile ago...

BTW,,did I mention I have a drawing up at the Morgan....?
- anonymous (guest) 2-27-2015 12:45 am [add a comment]

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