Holly and Horace Solomon’s Living Room

Some time in the mid 1970s, Holly Solomon, always a defiant arbiter of good taste, decided that her golden yellow sofa needed recovering. Instead of pursuing her goal in a traditional way, she invited Kim MacConnel, whose work she had been collecting along with my own, to paint on it instead. Kim created a true work of art, a touchstone for his further explorations in furniture re-purposing.  To the left of the couch is a later MacConnel end-table-cum-lamp.  I decorated the blue silk throw pillow with acrylic pastry tube extrusion to try to match the exuberance of Kim’s couch. Some time later, Holly and Horace acquired my acrylic on cotton painting, Happy Hour (acrylic on cotton, 1980), and soon thereafter completely redecorated their living room. Happy Hour on the wall (replacing three Roy Lichtenstein Cathedral paintings), the couch and lamp/table in front, and a marvelous Ken Price ceramic  completed the ensemble. Voilà. Maximum impact for a New York drawing room.

Featured in New York Magazine‘s Spring Design 2015: “18 Architects and Interior Designers on Their Favorite Rooms of All Time,” April 20, 2015.




 Two Pink Roses, 2011, oil, gold leaf and acrylic on book pages, 18 1/4 x 25″



Offramp Gallery is pleased to present
a solo exhibition of works on paper by Robert Kushner
April 12 – May 17, 2015
Opening reception: Sunday, April 12, from 2-5 pm

In the more than 40 works in Patois, Kushner juxtaposes broad bands of gold leaf and gestural painted flowers with ephemera — including ancient texts in myriad languages, as well as musical scores, book covers, end papers, postage stamps and illustrations. He creates an exotic garden woven from many languages that ultimately speaks in one lively, unique voice.

Offramp Gallery
1702 Lincoln Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

Gallery Talk with Robert Kushner
On his exhibition Robert Kushner: baroque
January 8 – February 14, 2015

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Join Robert Kushner for the Opening Reception of
Thursday, January 8, 2015, from 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: January 8 – February 7, 2015

DC Moore Gallery
535 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

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Order the catalog
“Robert Kushner: Baroque”
Essay by Faye Hirsch. 56 pages with color illustrations. DC Moore Gallery, 2014.


Robert Kushner, “Two Red Rembrandts”, 2014
Collage, gold leaf, acrylic and oil on paper, 36 x 18″

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Treasures, Souvenirs, Memories

August 28, 2014

Robert Kushner -Treasures, Souvenirs, Memories- New Collages Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery, Osaka, Japan Wednesday, October 1  -  Saturday, October 25, 2014  Artist Talk: Friday, October 24, 5-6pm. Reception to follow.   Treasures, Souvenirs, Memories One of the claims made for collage when it was first introduced by the Cubist painters in 1912 was that it rooted the art works firmly […]

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Robert Kushner’s “Queen Anne’s Lace” 2014

June 22, 2014

 Robert Kushner, Queen Anne’s Lace, oil, acrylic, gold leaf on canvas, 84″ x 60″, 2014 I think that I learned to rely on concept from a very early age.  As a child, I was never very good at coloring inside the lines. I remember coloring with my second grade friend David Jackson.  David always got a lot […]

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Robert Kushner and Shark’s Ink: New Prints, 2014

June 5, 2014

Last January, I was invited to work with master printer Bud Shark in his Hawaii studio in Holualoa on the Big Island.  I had worked there with Bud before, but this time we both wanted to something new and  different. Basing our project on some of our studio experiments in Lyons, Colorado, and on the […]

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“White Peonies: A Cumulus Accumulation” in ‘Kaikodo Journal’

March 13, 2014

“It is for him as if there can never be enough beauty, as if there were never a place where nor a time when beauty has not potentially existed, and as if there can never be enough expressions of it.”  — Kaikodo Journal, March, 2014 Each year, Kaikodo Gallery has a spring show. It opens during […]

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Sneak Preview

February 23, 2014

Quinces oil, acrylic, gold leaf on canvas 84″x60″ 2014 To be shown next season at DC Moore Gallery. Date to be announced.

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