"Pavane Von Klimt", John Simpkins Ltd. Ed., Signed

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 Pavane Von Klimt , John Simpkins Ltd. Ed., Signed
For your consideration this lot includes a Limited Edition Signed Print of, "Pavane Von Klimt", by John Simpkins, #98/1000. This limited edition print was created one year after he painted, "Pavane In Gold", Pavane being his cat. American artist Simpkins incorporated the style of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (1860-1918) through gold gilding and also Klimt's many universal symbols such as spirals, and repeated eye shapes. Per the artist's description, "... American primitive art appealed to me. It gave me a warm feeling so I began to experiment with that.” Simpkins’ strong, bold and graphic style is deceptively simple. His paintings please and uplift with a single glance but then unfold with layers of meaning. The artist explains, “My work evolves slowly and intuitively from the heart.” Almost always, Simpkins includes a “bit of the vinegar of life” along with happy symbols and motifs such as hearts, checkerboards, cats, gardens, etc. Simpkins painting style is equally “layered.” His use of paint and color is subtly complex and often includes the use of gold leaf. For years his art was unseen outside of a few, select, private collections, but once viewed his paintings are not forgotten, so word eventually reached galleries, museums and publishers. His creations have now been exhibited from America to England and published in a variety of books and magazines.
This limited edition gold gilt trimmed black wood & glass matted framed print is in very good condition, very minimal scuffing to frame edges. Provenance from The Greenwich Workshop Creative Impressions Collection included. Original gallery title card attached to rear of framing back page. Visual art measures 15"W x 12"H, frame is 15"H x 22.25"W