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Artist of the moment…..Dale Frank

Dale Frank is an Australian artist born in in the year 1959 near Singleton, New South Wales.

When you think of the Ab Ex painter Jackson Pollack, one thinks of dripping paint onto a canvas. Dale Frank also is known for two unique items about his works. Rather than use paint often Dale Frank uses varnish rather than paint.  Frank is also known for pouring the varnish onto his canvas rather than applying paint by brush.

Winner of Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize in 2005.

The artist is featured in many prominent art collections including the Guggenheim in New York, the National Galleries of Art in both New Zealand and Australia, and also the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Price range information:  The artist works with a variety of mediums including acrylics and varnish and works reach as high as $40,000.

In this clip we view a show by Dale Frank. I would prefer to show an example such as done by the great James Kalm, where you can spend a few seconds looking at the abstract work from in front of it. This person seems in a sprint inside the gallery, but you can get a feel for what the works look like displayed on a wall. Very large works sometimes reaching longer than 80 inches on a side.

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