Steven Arnold. Untitled. Oil on Canvas. 1974.
Steven Arnold began the series from which this example is drawn in late 1974, shortly after his return from Spain, where he worked with Salvador Dali on the completion of his Theatre-Museum in Figueres. To see more of this series, and other examples of Arnold’s art, visit our GALLERY page.
Steven Arnold. “Self Portrait.” Oil on canvas. 1974.
“Don’t violate your own magic or water it down:
Trust intuitive forces within
Creative Madness must be free to flow
Spirits will guide – relax and receive
Listen to the voices, emanate clarity
Allow the images to create their own meaning
Listen for Dalai Lama
Ancient wisdom will manifest
Go to your original vision and be true to it
No one can tell you how to create your own world
It is all within you.”
UNTITLED (Spirit Guides), oil on canvas, 1991
During the final years of his life, Steven Arnold returned to painting, completing a large body of visionary canvases through which he explored many interests including family, sex, mortality, dreams, celebration, and spirituality.
A rarely seen example of American artist Steven Arnold’s early surrealist portraiture.
SONG OF ETERNITY, acrylic on canvas. One of American artist Steven Arnold’s final paintings, completed from 1991-1993, shortly before his death.
ZANZIBAR SMILING, a surrealist canvas by American artist Steven Arnold. Zanzibar, the large paper-mache clown’s head which became the namesake and mascot of Arnold’s Los Angeles studio, is featured in the bottom center of the piece.
Another never-before seen example of American artist Steven Arnold’s surrealist paintings. Yogi Ascending is part of a series which Arnold finished just before his death in 1994.