Garde Painting Raises $25,000 For Cancer Research
Jun 5, 2014
Charitybuzz auctioned one of Harold Garde’s iconic paintings for $25,000 in support of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation on Nov. 11, 2013 in New York City during Collaborating For a Cure at the 16th Annual Park Avenue Armory Gala. The painting, titled Tomorrow emanates from the 1970’s mural series Iconoclass, installed on The Museum of Florida Art’s exterior façade since 2012.
The work’s vibrant hues and structural figures flanking one central moon face seems to exemplify Dr. Waxman’s hope and resilience, characteristics Garde believes the Foundation embodies.
The artist, Harold Garde, was born in New York City in 1923. Numerous private and public collections feature Garde’s paintings: The Farnsworth Museum of Art, The Portland Museum of Art and the National Library of France. Garde is a highly regarded abstract expressionist and American master painter. Tomorrow is one of Garde’s few surviving ‘70s paintings that documents the artist’s seminal transition from pure abstraction to figurative expressionism.
“It was the seventies. Avant-garde was at the forefront, pop art was popping, and Abstract Expressionism had put America at the center of the western art world. All the President’s Men couldn’t put Richard Nixon back together again. Flower children were giving way to hippies and Intel and microprocessors were about to change our world, though I did not see it at that time. The world grew larger. Trips to the moon had us all thinking of the cosmos and outer space…big new thoughts.”
More Iconoclass series works will unveil soon in upcoming New York City tours. Harold Garde is honored to support the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundationand its Collaborating for a Cure. For more information on Harold Garde’s work and upcoming exhibitions, contact Nancy Loving on 917-703-7172 or e-mail [email protected].