Roy De Forest, Baja Nights, 1982, acrylic on linen.
ARTnews in Brief: Estate of Roy De Forest to Venus Over Manahttan
by Claire Selvin
Venus Over Manhattan Now Represents Estate of Roy De Forest
The New York–based gallery Venus Over Manhattan now exclusively represents the estate of Roy De Forest, a prominent painter in the Bay Area’s art scene in the 1950s and 1960s. Influenced by natural phenomena, beaded tapestries created by people of the Yakama Nation, and more, De Forest’s vibrant and playful artworks often feature multifarious figures and animals. The artist, who died in 2007, served as a faculty member at the University of California, Davis, and he exhibited at the Whitney Museum in New York, Dilexi Gallery in San Francisco, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and other institutions throughout his career.