Ernest Trova “Four Figures on an Orange Square” 1965 Screenprint, Framed
Design Plus Gallery presents “Four Figures on an Orange Square” 1965 silkscreen print by Ernest Trova. Printed on heavy rag paper, the graphic is part of the Falling Man Series, and functions as an exhibition poster for Trova’s “Recent Sculpture.” exhibition at Hayden Gallery at MIT Feb-March, 1967. Professionally finished in slim dark wood and gilt frame. Little evidence of wear; good condition for age and use.
“Ernest Trova is best known for his “Falling Man” series, a motif of armless and faceless figures, possibly inspired by the mannequins he used during his day job as a department store window display designer. A self-taught painter and sculptor, Trova lived in Missouri his entire life, exhibiting at Pace Gallery and publishing prints with Pace Prints from the 1960s into the ’80s. His metal sculptures vary from small-scale to monumental as they thematically explore the tension between balance and order. Trova’s foundational gift of 40 sculptures helped establish the Laumeier Sculpture Park in Missouri. His works are also in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Tate.”