Spotlight

Red Grooms

Marlborough, New York (24)

Red Grooms, The Bus, 1995. Courtesy: the artist and Marlborough, London/New York

Red Grooms, The Bus, 1995. Courtesy: the artist and Marlborough, London/New York

Marlborough is pleased to present legendary American artist Red Grooms’ vibrant mixed media installation, The Bus (1995).

Red Grooms delights audiences with his eye for the American vernacular and, in particular, the gritty humanity of New York City. Emblematic of this approach is Grooms’ masterpiece from 1995 entitled The Bus. Near life-size and handmade from aluminum sheathed in nylon, The Bus appears as a manifest drawing that viewers can walk through, becoming part of the scene. The Bus becomes a democratic stage upon which the life of the City is enacted. Populated with sculptures representing a diverse spectrum of humanity, and festooned with invented advertising, the piece serves as a symbol and microcosm of the promise of New York.

Red Grooms (b. 1937, Nashville; lives and works in New York) has been part of the fabric of the downtown New York art scene since 1957.