Paul Thek1933-1988

Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

$13,000 toward the acquisition of three works on paper: Turtle, Fascist Grapes and The Soul is the Need for the Spirit. Working briefly in the United States and then primarily in Europe, Thek produced an influential body of work consisting of sculpture, paintings and installations which explored themes relating to the body. His paintings, often on newspaper, ranged from Pop-like cartoons to full blown landscapes and are most often hung in groups.