American abstract gouache painting signed and dated 1977American abstract gouache painting signed and dated 1977American abstract gouache painting signed and dated 1977American abstract gouache painting signed and dated 1977American abstract gouache painting signed and dated 1977American abstract gouache painting signed and dated 1977American abstract gouache painting signed and dated 1977American abstract gouache painting signed and dated 1977American abstract gouache painting signed and dated 1977American abstract gouache painting signed and dated 1977

Gouache and pencil abstract drawing on paper, 7 1/4" by 11 1/4" (14" by 18" in metal frame of the period), signed on the reverse of the inner backing with what appears as "Richard Chinn(xxx)/gouache/pencil/fall '77". This is an elegant modern little work with attractive colors and composition. I at first thought it unsigned, and was ready to sell it as such, but decided to dig just a bit further, laboriously disassembling the framing, in search of any writing. Once again, it appeared there was nothing to be found, but when I decided to try to separate the various layers of the foam board sandwich created by a La Jolla (San Diego) framer of years ago, I finally found the writing. I am unable to locate an artist by this name, though there is an abstract work by a Richard Channing in online archives, the signature possibly matching this one. Regardless of authorship, this is a handsome work that forty years after its creation still looks very edgy. There are a few reflections in some images (light spot at bottom in first two is a reflection).

ITEM ID
JB03422
MEDIA
Conte, Gouache
STYLE
Abstract, Contemporary
ORIGIN
United States • American

American abstract gouache painting signed and dated 1977

$300

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