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Red Grooms artwork depicting a colorful street view of New York City in autumn using exaggerated perspective.

 

Autumn in New York, 2017   
acrylic, ink, mixed media & epoxy mounted on wood 
37 1/2 x 62 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. / 95.3 x 158.8 x 36.8 cm

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A Red Grooms portrait of Alex Katz and his dancers.

 

Dancing by Moonlight (Alex Katz), 2013

watercolor, ink, acrylic and digital print on illustration board 
15 x 20 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. / 38.1 x 52.7 x 11.4 cm

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A Red Grooms style portrait of a man with blue hair eating a bagel.

 

Bagels and Cream Cheese, 2011   
acrylic on board 
60 x 40 x 2 in. / 152.4 x 101.6 x 5.1 cm
 

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An artwork by Red Grooms depicting exaggerated depictions of customers eating sandwiches at a deli.

 

Deli, 2003   
ink and crayon on paper 
22 1/2 x 30 in. / 57.2 x 76.2 cm

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An installation shot of Red Grooms' sculpture depicting a hot dog vendor and two customers using exaggerated perspective.

 

Hot Dog Vendor, 1999   
enamel on aluminum 
129 x 180 x 156 in. / 327.7 x 457.2 x 396.2 cm

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Painting depicting St. Patricks Cathedral using vibrant colors and exaggerated perspective by Red Grooms.

 

Easter Morning, 1997   
acrylic on paper 
32 x 25 7/8 in. / 81.3 x 65.7 cm

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A Red Grooms artwork of two men playing chess with a lady dancing in the background.

 

Your Move, Marcel, 1997   
mixed media on paper 
33 x 27 in. / 83.8 x 68.6 cm

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A Red Grooms sculpture depicting an exaggerated bodybuilder.

Mr. Universe, 1990

painted bronze, edition of 9

31 1/4 x 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. / 79.4 x 37.5 x 37.5 cm

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A gouache painting depicting a couple dancing with the moon and a ship in the background by Red Grooms.

 

Luna, 1988   
gouache on paper  
paper: 23 1/4 x 17 1/8 in. / 59.1 x 43.5 cm

image: 20 x 14 in. / 50.8 x 35.6 cm  

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A Red Grooms sculpture depicting a man walking his two dogs with plaid overcoats.

 

Walking the Dogs, 1981   
painted canvas, papier-mache and metal chain on wood support 
36 x 25 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. / 91.4 x 64.1 x 52.7 cm

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A Red Grooms work depicting a man stepping outside his green house with family behind.

 

Buster Keaton and Friends, 1980-1983   
mixed media construction 
139 1/4 x 68 1/8 x 17 in. / 353.7 x 173.04 x 43.18 cm

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Red Grooms artwork depicting a colorful street view of New York City in autumn using exaggerated perspective.

 

Autumn in New York, 2017   
acrylic, ink, mixed media & epoxy mounted on wood 
37 1/2 x 62 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. / 95.3 x 158.8 x 36.8 cm

A Red Grooms portrait of Alex Katz and his dancers.

 

Dancing by Moonlight (Alex Katz), 2013

watercolor, ink, acrylic and digital print on illustration board 
15 x 20 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. / 38.1 x 52.7 x 11.4 cm

A Red Grooms style portrait of a man with blue hair eating a bagel.

 

Bagels and Cream Cheese, 2011   
acrylic on board 
60 x 40 x 2 in. / 152.4 x 101.6 x 5.1 cm
 

An artwork by Red Grooms depicting exaggerated depictions of customers eating sandwiches at a deli.

 

Deli, 2003   
ink and crayon on paper 
22 1/2 x 30 in. / 57.2 x 76.2 cm

An installation shot of Red Grooms' sculpture depicting a hot dog vendor and two customers using exaggerated perspective.

 

Hot Dog Vendor, 1999   
enamel on aluminum 
129 x 180 x 156 in. / 327.7 x 457.2 x 396.2 cm

Painting depicting St. Patricks Cathedral using vibrant colors and exaggerated perspective by Red Grooms.

 

Easter Morning, 1997   
acrylic on paper 
32 x 25 7/8 in. / 81.3 x 65.7 cm

A Red Grooms artwork of two men playing chess with a lady dancing in the background.

 

Your Move, Marcel, 1997   
mixed media on paper 
33 x 27 in. / 83.8 x 68.6 cm

A Red Grooms sculpture depicting an exaggerated bodybuilder.

Mr. Universe, 1990

painted bronze, edition of 9

31 1/4 x 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. / 79.4 x 37.5 x 37.5 cm

A gouache painting depicting a couple dancing with the moon and a ship in the background by Red Grooms.

 

Luna, 1988   
gouache on paper  
paper: 23 1/4 x 17 1/8 in. / 59.1 x 43.5 cm

image: 20 x 14 in. / 50.8 x 35.6 cm  

A Red Grooms sculpture depicting a man walking his two dogs with plaid overcoats.

 

Walking the Dogs, 1981   
painted canvas, papier-mache and metal chain on wood support 
36 x 25 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. / 91.4 x 64.1 x 52.7 cm

A Red Grooms work depicting a man stepping outside his green house with family behind.

 

Buster Keaton and Friends, 1980-1983   
mixed media construction 
139 1/4 x 68 1/8 x 17 in. / 353.7 x 173.04 x 43.18 cm

Black and white photographic portrait of Red Grooms on The Bus, 1995

Red Grooms in The Bus, 1995. Photo: Jonathan Lamka.

About

Red Grooms was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1937 and has lived in New York for the past 60 years. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The New School in New York City, and at Hans Hoffman School of Fine Arts in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

The artist's work has been exhibited widely since the 1960s. Since Ruckus Manhattan, his widely acclaimed exhibition at Marlborough Gallery in 1976, Grooms has staked his claim as one of America’s most original, inventive, and popular artists. He has been honored with several important exhibitions including the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee in 2016; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut and Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont in 2013; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York in 2008; the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York in 2003; National Academy of Design, New York, New York in 2001; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York in 1987; and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1985. Grooms has received numerous awards and commissions throughout his career, including the he National Academy of Design's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.

Grooms’s work can be found in over forty public institutions, including: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC..; Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

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