"Sotheby’s is delighted to partner with artist Bo Bartlett in presenting our first installment of Form as Foundation, a special section of our flagship American Art sale that seeks to examine the concept of figuration and its central role in American Art from the 19th century through the present. From Winslow Homer’s depictions of the Civil War and John Singer Sargent’s stately portraits to Edward Hopper’s interrogations of solitary city life and Andrew Wyeth’s iconic Helga Pictures, generations of American artists have relied on figuration to capture the world as they observed it. Though diverse in style, technique and cultural context, these artists are inextricably linked through their commitment to form. Form as Foundation seeks to recontextualize their work by examining the enduring importance of figuration in visual discourse today."
Read more about the exhibition here: https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/form-as-foundation-bo-bartlett