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Sale of Peter Bocour’s paintings and drawings to benefit the Leukemia Society.

July 27, 2011

Dubaigne Fine Art, in conjunction with Skylight Gallery NYC, is hosting a show of Peter Bocour’s paintings and drawings.  Proceeds from the sale of his work will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphona Society.  The show will run for approximately three weeks. The opening party is August 4 from 6pm to 8pm.  Bocour’s work is also available on-line through Dubaigne Fine Art at http://dubaigne.com.

Peter Bocour died in late June of complications from a lengthy battle with leukemia.  Peter grew up in the Greenwich Village art scene of the 1950’s and 1960’s.  His father, Leonard Bocour, was the founding partner of Bocour Artists Colors.  As a child, he spent a great deal of time in his father’s paint factory, particularly enjoying the ribbons of paint emerging from the paint guns and filling oil, watercolor and acrylic tubes sold under the names Bocour, Bellini and Aquatec.  He told stories of his father giving tails of paint from the tube guns to artists such as Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning in the days before they were successful and receiving paintings by them in thanks.  Peter himself studied art, receiving his undergraduate degree from New York University and his MFA from the University of California at Berkeley.  He also studied painting at the Skowhegen School and at the New York Studio School.  Bocour was an abstract artist who loved to use color and hated to draw, leading to his expressive visual vocabulary.  He showed professionally from 1977 through 2008 at galleries in Chelsea and in New Jersey.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was founded in 1949 with the mission of funding research.  They have awarded more than $750MM in grants since 1954 resulting in treatments that have quadrupled life expectancy for people with leukemia.

Skylight Gallery focuses on works by experienced artists in the New York metropolitan areas.  Virtually all of the artists have an extensive history of showing professionally in the US and elsewhere.  Styles range from abstract to realistic and include both paintings and sculpture.  The gallery’s director is Carla Goldberg, herself a talented painter.

Dubaigne Fine Art is an outgrowth of The Second Hanging, originally founded as an internet-based vehicle for secondary market art sale.  Dubaigne continues the web gallery for emerging and experienced artists from all continents while The Second Hanging focuses on critical reviews and writings about art and the artistic community.

Questions should be directed to Christine Debany at 917-838-5533 or cd@dubaigne.com or Ralph Westerhoff at 917-842-2678 or rjw@dubaigne.com .

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