Peter Busa (American, 1914-1985) "Wild Life in the City"

Peter Busa (American, 1914-1985) "Wild Life in the City"Peter Busa (American, 1914-1985) "Wild Life in the City"Peter Busa (American, 1914-1985) "Wild Life in the City"

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Lot #: 10
Peter Busa (American, 1914-1985) "Wild Life in the City"

Oil on canvas. Signed 'Busa' (lower right).

18 x 22 in.
No in-paint or restoration.
Auction Date
Nov 29, 2023


Peter Busa (American, 1914-1985)
Peter Busa was an American painter, known as one of the innovators of Indian space painting, a style developed from surrealist ideas combined with Native American tribal motifs and forms. Busa’s artist friendships inspired his own artistic development. After participating in Federal Arts Projects under the Works Progress Administration in the late 1930s, Busa began to pursue various surrealist and looser abstract expressionist styles. His earlier works primarily consisted of automatic drawings, and over the course of his career, transitioned to include geometric abstractions, representational subjects, and assorted flatforms. The Indian space painting practice gained attention and popularity following the surrealist movement and is considered the precursor to the development of abstract expressionism.

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