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Roy De Forest

Homage to Zane Gray 1978

Roy De Forest
b. /
Varnished polymer on canvas
67 in. x 85 in.

Roy De Forest was one of a group of artists whose work developed around a personal iconography that became identified in the 1960s and 70s as Bay Area Funk. Influenced by primitive and folk art, De Forest describes his approach to painting as “…my belief and interest in the artificer as an eccentric, peculiar individual creating art as a fantasy with the amazing intention of…building a miniature world into which the nut could retire with all his friends, and animals and paraphernalia.” The title of this varnished polymer on canvas refers to Zane Grey (1872–1939) the author of many popular novels about the Old West.