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059. Original John Havens Thornton, “Vinnie’s Cup at the Beach”

Winning Bid: $400.00

Original John Havens Thornton painting

Item condition: Used


Original Oil painting by artist John Havens Thornton
Vinnie’s Cup at the Beach, c. 1988.

Framed, signed by artist
19 1/4″ x 25″

From John’s wife, Pat Coomey Thornton: This painting is from a series “based on [a] house by the sea… toys and blocks and geometry”.

“In 1967, at an exhibition organized by the Whitney, titled “Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting,” he showed alongside William de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler and other luminaries of the time… His prolific inquest into the significance of space, the mysteriousness of the fact that anything “is there” at all, has to this day yielded so many fruits…”

See a full review on Thornton’s work by writer Jeffrey Grunthaner for Whitehot Magazine here.