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Robert De Niro Sr.: Paintings, Drawings, and Writings: 1942-1993

The Estate of Robert De Niro, Sr. is pleased to announce the publication of Robert De Niro, Sr.: Paintings, Drawings and Writings: 1949-1993.  

Published by Rizzoli Electa, this is the first monograph to explore the work of American painter and poet, Robert De Niro, Sr. (1922—1993). A student of Black Mountain College, an artist championed by Peggy Guggenheim, a poet and a man committed to his own vision, De Niro bridged the divide between European Modernism and Abstract Expressionism through his art. De Niro was a major participant in postwar American art, having studied under prominent artists Josef Albers and Hans Hofmann, all the while remaining faithful to his painterly vision. 

Over the course of his fifty-year career, De Niro created portraits, still lifes, nudes and room interiors in a variety of media. He painted with a heavily loaded brush which led critics to associate him with the famed Abstract Expressionist artists, including Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. His representational subject matter and brilliant use of color bore the influence of Henri Matisse. 

This lavishly illustrated monograph brings together De Niro’s paintings, prints and drawings as well as a selection of his poetry and never-before-published writings. Essays by noted scholars Susan Davidson, Robert Storr, Charles Stuckey and artist, Robert Kushner, as well as an illustrated chronology that includes unpublished photographs and ephemera, explore the depth and breadth of the artist’s oeuvre. Readers will grasp the innovation, creativity and conviction of Robert De Niro, Sr. and the passion with which he lived until his final days.  

To purchase a copy, follow the link: 

Introduction by Robert De Niro, Jr. 
Essays by Robert Storr, Charles Stuckey, Robert Kushner, and Susan Davidson 
Hardcover / 9.5” x 12” / 256 pages / 150 color illustrations 

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©The Estate of Robert De Niro, Sr. is represented by DC Moore Gallery. For inquiries about acquiring works, please contact  

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