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Julian Gordon Mitchell [born 1968]


[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]

MITCHELL, Julian Gordon [born 1968]

“Dinner with Dennis”

date unknown

oil on canvas panel / 24 inches by 18 inches

“There is another world, but it is in this one.” ― Paul Éluard

A fourth surrealist work by Julian Gordon Mitchell makes him the best represented artist in the collection—though without intention. One British gallery has offered the most succinct statement of the artist’s work: “Julian Gordon Mitchell is an English artist who uses painting as a window into an imaginary, dreamlike world. His work is sometimes macabre, often unsettling and invariably crafted with obsessive care. His unique pictures make conscious references to the European canon of painting as well as metaphysical and surreal art.”

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