“Target” by Ernest Trova circa 1975 has Modernist style with four figures on a red colorblock background, with green and blue circles in the geometric composition matching the green and blue borders. The figures, developed from Trova’s famed “Falling Man” series, seems to comment on the cyclical process of daily goals and targets in an average life. Original label and artist information on reverse.
About the Artist:
Ernest Tino Trova (1927-2009) was a self-trained Surrealist and pop art artist, working in both painting and sculpture. A resident of the St. Louis area his entire life, he started working at a window dresser at Famous Barr department store. At 20 years old, he exhibited his controversial “Roman Boy” painting inspired by Willem de Kooning which landed him an impressive, albeit critical, spot in Life magazine. His series The Falling Man, was a constantly evolving body of work for which he is best known. Starting in 1964, the series acknowledges the imperfections of man and had many iterations through a variety of mediums.
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