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David Band’s Happiness

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 22, 2013 01:01 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified Oct 21, 2013

Despite illness and impending death, the Scottish-born artist and graphic designer David Band was not, by all accounts, devoid of joy. In the last few years of his life, Band, who died in 2012 at the age of 51, created a series of acrylic paintings and prints to which he — Continue reading …




 

 

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Despite illness and impending death, the Scottish-born artist and graphic designer David Band was not, by all accounts, devoid of joy. In the last few years of his life, Band, who died in 2012 at the age of 51, created a series of acrylic paintings and prints to which he assigned the title Happiness repeatedly. It’s easy to read many things into the last paintings of a dying artist, but it may be best to take Band’s simple expressions of Happiness—most of which feature solitary flowers that bear a vague resemblance to the human form—at face value.

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Images: David Band; Tim Olsen Gallery


 

 

 
 
 

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