Robert Beckmann, Under The Western Sky
The paintings of Robert Beckmann’s newest exhibition titled, “Transmutations: Robert Beckmann, Under the Western Sky, 1977 to 2017” knock you over with their imagery.
Nuclear clouds electrified. Robed figures against a dilapidated Las Vegas Strip. The broken bones of a house decimated by an atomic bomb. A brook in a forest disappears as you get closer.
The exhibition, now at the Sahara West Library, is a vast retrospective of his work that runs through March 18.
Robert Beckmann Artist Talk: Weaving Themes
Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6–7 p.m.
9600 W. Sahara Ave.
Robert Beckmann, "Self Portrait," 1967/Oil on canvas
Robert Beckmann, "The Morning After," 1993/Oil on linen/Collection: Mark Tratos, Greenburg Traurig, Las Vegas, NV
Robert Beckmann, "Vegas Vanitas series: The Death of the First Born" (based on J.M.W. Turner: The Tenth Plague of Egypt, 1802) 2001/Oil on linen
From Desert Companion: Robert Beckmann "I'm never what I was"
Robert Beckmann, artist