Roy De Forest
Roy De Forest's works are considered to be part of the California Funk movement, like East Coast Pop Art, Funk was a response to the oppressive gospel of abstract expressionism that dominated the aesthetic canon and art schools of post-WWII America. With a delightful lack of self-importance, Funk provided a welcome niche for iconoclastic figures such as De Forest known for his phantasmagorically chaotic images of cartoonish figures and cheerfully loony canines, rendered with a distinctive "paint drop kiss" technique. Roy Deforest is a true painting legend whose playful spirit and rich colourful palette endear his work to generations of collectors and art lovers.
MUSEUM COLLECTIONS: Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Denver Art Museum, CO; Des Moines Art Center, IA; Hyde Collection, NYC; Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, CA; Madison Art Center, WI; Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Switzerland; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Oakland Museum, CA; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA; Stanford University Museum of Art, CA; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; University Art Museum, UC Berkeley; Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT