Red Grooms Born in 1937, Nashville, Tennessee : Lives in New York City

Red Grooms is a painter, sculptor, printmaker, filmmaker, and showman par excellence. His major installations, Ruckus Manhattan, The City of Chicago, and Tut's Fever have stretched the boundaries of sculpture and painting and excited the imaginations of thousands of viewers.

Red Grooms and Master Printer Bud Shark began their many print collaborations in 1981 with Mountaintime, followed in 1982 by their first three-dimensional lithograph, Ruckus Taxi. The range of prints produced by Grooms and Shark include "flatsos," flat-color lithographs, like Elvis and Van Gogh with Sunflowers, three-dimensional lithographs, London Bus, Little Italy, and Times Square, three-dimensional lithographs with moving parts, Red's Roxy and Holy Hula, woodcuts, Noa Noa and American Geisha, and numerous monotypes.

Selected Collections: Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela

A catalogue raisonné of Grooms prints Red Grooms: The Graphic Work has been published by Harry Abrams. A retrospective exhibition of his prints traveled to museums across the US between 2001 and 2006.

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