Oram Street Bash

Listing No: 6727

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  • EKOMB-22036 Oram st.bash verso detail_1.jpg
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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
Bill Komodore (1932-2012)
Oram Street Bash
Date of Work:
"Komodore" at lower right
Where Produced:
Dallas, Texas, TX, USA

Artwork Medium

Sub Type:
on Canvas
Medium Notes:
Linen canvas

Artwork Size & Weight

66 x 80 in.

Artwork Condition

There is cracking and paint cupping in the blue area at lower left (See image) and less so at the lower right (See image) in the same blue area. There is traction cracking in several other areas around the periphery of the painting. The white area of the painting seems stable and is in good condition.

Artwork Provenance

This painting comes directly from the Bill Komodore Estate.

About this Piece

The following description of this painting was written by Shannon Komodore, the artist’s widow. In the email that accompanied the description, Shannon wrote the following, “…if you were to ask Bill, he'd tell you this stuff, but he'd also say that all of his paintings are really about paint more than anything else.”

Oram Street Bash – This work references an annual event that his friend, a folk musician who lives on Oram Street in Dallas, has in which musicians—Texas singer/songwriters—play for a crowd of music lovers, many of whom live in and around East Dallas. Komodore attended the event, which has grown considerably over time, every year. The painting is also a study of time and transience. A musical performance takes the listener somewhere for a brief, magical period of time. Then the performance is over, and someone else will take the stage, or at the end of the evening, the stage remains empty until next year’s party. SK

About the Artist

Bill Komodore

Bill Komodore was born in Athens, Greece in 1932, and moved to the United States and received his formal education at Tulane University, where his professors included George Rickey, Mark Rothko, and David Smith. He earned his B.A. in 1955, and M.F.A. in 1957. Mr. Komodore was known for his figurative works, playing with both the mythical idea of Arcadia as a place of creative perception and with the experience of being a native of the actual Arcadia, Greece, which he describes as “the bucolic land of sheperds, beautiful nymphs, and satyrs.” He showed with Gerald Peters in Dallas, and at Decorazon Gallery. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Walker Art Center; Dallas Museum of Art; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Excerpt from Glasstire.com by Bill Davenport

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