Exceptional painting by Gordon Onslow Ford, author of 'Painting in the Instant' and co-founder of the Lucid Art Foundation.
Gordon Onslow Ford, (American, 1912-2003), was a member of the Surrealist group in Paris in the 1930's, including Andre Breton, Yves Tanguy, and Max Ernst joining their meetings in Cafe deux Magots. Ford was also a very close friend of Chilean artist Roberto Matta. This work if from 1989, an important year in the artist's life when he met an influential force in his life, Fariba Bogzaran.
With Bogzaran the artist explored art and consciousness and the dream world, collaborating on several books.
Titled 'Honey Bee Space'
Acrylic on canvas
Measures 45" x 59" x 2" overall.
Signed, titled and dated verso, and dated front lower left of center
Housed in a simple and original painted wood strip frame
Provenance: from a Santa Cruz, CA collection