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Edward Biberman (1904 - 1986)

29. The Fire Door, c. 1970s

Oil on masonite, 18 x 32 inches

Signed lower right, titled verso, Gallery Z label verso

Price Upon Request


i) Edward Biberman Recent Paintings, Ruth S. Shaffner Gallery, together with Gallery Z, Los Angeles, CA, March 3 - 30, 1978, (see Harris, Eleanor, An Artist Talks About His Style, The Santa Monica Outlook, p. 9A, March 18, 1978 – initially quoting the artist “’I’m fond of architectural and structural things,’ he said. ‘and I have the good fortune of being able to look around a city and see things not everybody does.’ Indeed, he sees them. He passes an old building in Hollywood and the light coming off a stairway catches his attention. Of ‘The Fire Door,’ he said: ‘There’s a wonderful progression with this thing. The staircase zig-zagging in the foreground, the sheer wall before it, and the beautiful light. Of course, light makes these paintings,’ he adds. ‘It’s the light that reveals things.”); ii) Edward Biberman Revisited, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, February 12 - April 19, 2009 (illustrated in the catalog p. 6)


Kaufman, Jeffrey, Brush with Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman (2007), 85 minutes (film)

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