Darren Waterston (American, b. 1965) oil on canvas painting titled “Offering,” depicting a silhouetted male figure and flying geese against a landscape devoid of linear perspective, with dangling lanterns and naturalistic forms. Signed and titled en verso and dated “1998”. Label en verso for the Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA. Unframed. Canvas – 28″ H x 24″ W. This lot is also accompanied by a hardcover catalog of Waterson’s work and and four softcover brochures. A receipt for the sale of this work from the Greg Kucera Gallery in 2005 for $6,670 will be provided to the winning bidder. Biography (courtesy the artist’s website): New York-based artist Darren Waterston graduated with a BFA from the Otis Art Institute in 1988, having previously studied at the Akademie der Kunste and the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste, both in Germany. He is best known for his lyrical abstractions which feature dripping organic forms and misty landscapes. His paintings are in permanent collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; New York Public Library, New York City; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Provenance: the estate of Raeanne Rubenstein, Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communication, Ms. Rubenstein was a professional photographer specializing in images of celebrities ranging from John Lennon, Janis Joplin and Andy Warhol to Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Her work appeared in Rolling Stone, Life, People, and most recently the Ken Burns documentary, Country Music. CONDITION: Excellent condition.
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