Larry Poons

(b. 1937) Though born in Japan, Larry Poons grew up outside New York City. In 1955, he attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Two years later, he transferred to The School of The Museum of Fine Arts to study painting. He moved to Manhattan in 1958, where he met the art critic Henry Geldzahler and saw the proto-Minimalist work of Frank Stella. In 1963, he painted Orange Crush, and had his first solo exhibition. By 1965, his work had been included in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In the early 1970s, Poons began experimenting with various techniques including the pouring and throwing of paint. In 1981, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston mounted a major exhibition of his paintings from the 1970s. Poons currently lives and works in New York.

To Speak

To Speak

1987
Acrylic on canvas

49 3/4 x 72 1/4 inches

Touch

Touch

1986
Acrylic on canvas

65 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches

Cry Lejune

Cry Lejune

1990
Acrylic on canvas

72 3/4 x 78 1/4 inches

oway

Oway

1982
Acrylic on canvas

87 3/4 x 109 1/2 inches

light as lace

Light as Lace

1982
Acrylic on canvas

92 3/4 x 68 5/8 inches

Larry Poons 78E

78E-5 Untitled

1978
Acrylic on canvas

86 1/2 x 40 inches

79a6

79-A-6 Untitled

1979
Acrylic on canvas

80 x 29 inches

Grumble Blues

Grumble Blues

c. 1975
Acrylic on canvas

112 x 56 inches

76 x1

Refugo

1976
Acrylic on canvas

100 1/2 x 38 inches

Premonition and Gravity

Premonition and Gravity

2014
Acrylic on canvas

67 5/8 x 95 inches

Aronua

Aronua

2015
Acrylic on canvas

67 1/4 x 73 3/4 inches

Untitled 2012

Untitled

2012
Acrylic on canvas

52 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches

Emblem

Emblem

2012
Acrylic on canvas

55 x 18 inches