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The Strand, 2015-2017
acrylic, ink, mixed media and epoxy mounted on wood
73 1/3 x 118 1/2 x 9 in. / 186.3 x 301 x 22.9 cm

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Lil' Red on Broome Street, 2014
charcoal, acrylic and crayon on paper
33 3/4 x 35 1/2 in. / 85.7 x 90.2 cm
framed: 38 x 39 1/2 x 2 in. / 96.5 x 100.3 x 5.1 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
framed: 65 x 45 x 4 in. / 165.1 x 114.3 x 10.2 cm

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Mr. Bones, 2011
tempera and acrylic construction mounted on board
60 x 40 x 3 in. / 152.4 x 101.6 x 7.6 cm
framed: 65 x 45 x 4 in. / 165.4 x 114.3 x 10.2 cm

 

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Eggs over Midnight, 2007
oil on canvas
14 x 14 in. / 35.6 x 35.6 cm
framed: 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 in. / 39.4 x 39.4 x 5.1 cm

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The Client, 2007
oil on canvas
14 x 14 in. / 35.6 x 35.6 cm
framed: 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 in. / 39.4 x 39.4 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
framed: 27 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. / 69.9 x 90.2 x 3.8 cm

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Study for Tattoo Parlor, 1998
acrylic on board
53 x 40 in. / 134.6 x 101.6 cm
framed: 56 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. / 143.1 x 110.5 x 6.4 cm 

 

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The Plaza, 1995
acrylic on a mixed media construction
69 1/2 x 91 1/4 x 18 in. / 176.5 x 231.8 x 45.7 cm

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Easter Parade, 1994
acrylic on a mixed media construction
80 x 87 x 34 in. / 203.2 x 221 x 86.4 cm 

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The Duck House, 1994
mixed media construction
56 1/2 x 58 1/2 x 28 in. / 143.5 x 148.6 x 71.1 cm

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Strike, 1992
mixed media construction
31 1/2 x 73 1/2 x 49 1/2 in. / 80 x 186.7 x 125.7 cm

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Joltin' Joe Takes a Swing, 1985-1988
oil on wood
61 x 62 x 62 in. / 154.9 x 157.5 x 157.5 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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Lumberjack, 1977-1984
painted bronze, edition of 6,
99 x 47 x 18 in. / 251.5 x 119.4 x 45.7 cm

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The Strand, 2015-2017
acrylic, ink, mixed media and epoxy mounted on wood
73 1/3 x 118 1/2 x 9 in. / 186.3 x 301 x 22.9 cm

Lil' Red on Broome Street, 2014
charcoal, acrylic and crayon on paper
33 3/4 x 35 1/2 in. / 85.7 x 90.2 cm
framed: 38 x 39 1/2 x 2 in. / 96.5 x 100.3 x 5.1 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
framed: 65 x 45 x 4 in. / 165.1 x 114.3 x 10.2 cm

Mr. Bones, 2011
tempera and acrylic construction mounted on board
60 x 40 x 3 in. / 152.4 x 101.6 x 7.6 cm
framed: 65 x 45 x 4 in. / 165.4 x 114.3 x 10.2 cm

 

Eggs over Midnight, 2007
oil on canvas
14 x 14 in. / 35.6 x 35.6 cm
framed: 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 in. / 39.4 x 39.4 x 5.1 cm

The Client, 2007
oil on canvas
14 x 14 in. / 35.6 x 35.6 cm
framed: 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 in. / 39.4 x 39.4 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
framed: 27 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. / 69.9 x 90.2 x 3.8 cm

Study for Tattoo Parlor, 1998
acrylic on board
53 x 40 in. / 134.6 x 101.6 cm
framed: 56 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. / 143.1 x 110.5 x 6.4 cm 

 

The Plaza, 1995
acrylic on a mixed media construction
69 1/2 x 91 1/4 x 18 in. / 176.5 x 231.8 x 45.7 cm

Easter Parade, 1994
acrylic on a mixed media construction
80 x 87 x 34 in. / 203.2 x 221 x 86.4 cm 

The Duck House, 1994
mixed media construction
56 1/2 x 58 1/2 x 28 in. / 143.5 x 148.6 x 71.1 cm

Strike, 1992
mixed media construction
31 1/2 x 73 1/2 x 49 1/2 in. / 80 x 186.7 x 125.7 cm

Joltin' Joe Takes a Swing, 1985-1988
oil on wood
61 x 62 x 62 in. / 154.9 x 157.5 x 157.5 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

Lumberjack, 1977-1984
painted bronze, edition of 6,
99 x 47 x 18 in. / 251.5 x 119.4 x 45.7 cm

About

Red Grooms, Rudy Burckhardt, 1981. © 2021 Estate of Rudy Burckhardt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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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