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Lot #934   'The Square Rainbow' Enamel on board - 1966. The Square Rainbow truly highlights Von Dutch's dexterity as an artist. Framed. 61 x 76 cm. (23. 79 x 29. 64 in. ) NO RESERVE.
Auction Scottsdale 2007
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 934
*Includes Buyer Commission
Description
'The Square Rainbow' Enamel on board - 1966. The Square Rainbow truly highlights Von Dutch's dexterity as an artist. Completely unlike anything else that he created, the Rainbow's complexity is masked by its pleasantly soothing appearance. Many of Dutch's core values are subtly contained in this placid work. Before Dutch arrived at MovieWorld in 1974, it is nearly impossible to pinpoint his whereabouts during certain spans of his life. Countless individuals have tried to piece together a timeline, but come up confused or have simply created stories which contradict those told by others. In fact, that is how Dutch wanted things to be and his life was filled with myth and mystery even while he was still alive. It is thought that this painting was done in his shop in Reseda, but it is possible that is was worked on in various locations or someplace different all together. What is certain is that this work was developed over a decent span of time and incorporated materials used on many different jobs he did. When Dutch would finish airbrushing a project there would usually be a little paint left over in his sprayer. Rather than waste what remained, he put up a board in his shop to utilize the excess material. Much like a custom paint job, a base coat was applied. After the completion of another job the first coat was masked off and another coat was applied. This process was repeated countless times until a plaid-like pattern began to emerge. The finishing touch was adding his trademark eyeball which encompasses the design. The eyeball is emblazoned with a gold dollar sign which happens to be the most clearly defined object on the painting. Dollar signs in the eye are a universal symbol of greed. This is one of the qualities, characteristic of society, that Dutch despised most. As Dutch himself stated "Money is the square person's idea of what exists at the end of the rainbow". The money at the end of the rainbow tale itself supports Dutch's opinion on societies' desire for wealth. Framed. 61 x 76 cm. (23. 79 x 29. 64 in. ) NO RESERVE.
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