Harry Fritzius (American, 1932-1989), Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1989. Monoprint: silkscreen over monotype w/ collage of gold leaf. A large abstract composition depicting nonrepresentational imagery of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse referencing a passage from the book of Revelation (6:1–8). Perhaps the most famous representation of this subject was Northern Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer's (German, 1471-1528) woodcut entitled, "Apocalypse, the Four Horseman" (1497-1498). Durer's work was revolutionary because it transformed a relatively unthreatening subject depicted in earlier bibles - infusing it with dramatic motion and seemingly perilous danger. Fritzius took another approach, that of abstraction, creating a new visual lens through which to explore the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Size: 41.25" L x 28.5" W (104.8 cm x 72.4 cm)
Sadly, Fritzius suffered from alcoholism and committed suicide in the Bruce Velick Gallery in San Francisco in 1989 at age 57 during the run of his one man show. Fritzius works are held at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. In addition, his monotypes were printed and published by the Magnolia Press, Oakland, California and are in some of the most important museum collections in the Bay area and beyond.
For more about this artist: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Provenance: ex-Denenberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California, USA
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