Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hereford, TX 1944

More on Burri, abstract mixed media expressionist artist extraordinaire.  He used burlap and other crude substrates that were available.  His work reflects the West Texas plains where he was incarcerated.


Hereford, TX 1943

Alberto Burri, prisoner of war, spent 1943-1945 in Hereford, Texas.  This is where he became an artist at the age of 26.  This piece is the first in a series of work on prisons.