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  • Raymond Saunders

    Carnegie Museum of Art

    In 1953, at the age of 19, Raymond Saunders had his first solo exhibition in Pittsburgh; several years later he left his native city and began showing widely in the Bay Area. The recent exhibition of Saunders’ work at the Carnegie displayed nine new paintings, while the Center for the Arts exhibited a wide selection of images on paper, as well as two large mixed-media pieces on plate glass.

    Saunders’ delicate works on paper combine elements such as pages from children’s books, cartoons, domestic and foreign stamps, beautifully painted flowers, and even, in one piece, a de Kooning–esque drawing

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