THE BACK OF THIS PIECE READS: “JOSEPH THE PROHET; PAT THE UNITING FORCE; RUTH THE STRUCTURE”
Steven Arnold: Dissolving Kachinas, oil on canvas, 1991.
This is only one of a collected body of over 80 canvases that Steven Arnold, American multimedia artist, photographer, and filmmaker painted starting in 1967 in San Francisco, lasting until shortly before his death in 1994 in Los Angeles.
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 his Los Angeles studio, is featured in the bottom center of the piece.
UNTITLED (Spirit Guides) During the final years of his life, Steven Arnold returned to painting, completing a large body of visionary canvases which explore many topics including family, sex, mortality, celebration, and spirituality.
SONG OF ETERNITY, acrylic on canvas. One of American artist Steven Arnold’s final paintings, completed from 1991-1993, shortly before his death.
A rarely seen example of American artist Steven Arnold’s early surrealist portraiture.
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.