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Georges Bess - Artists - Philippe Labaune Gallery

Within the large-scale drawings on view, Bess takes an approach akin to jazz improvisation. By beginning from a single mark on paper sprung from free association, a multi-paneled universe is forged. Bess approaches the work as a form of meditation where images are allowed to be born, morphed, or be held without consequence; to create a singular expression in its totality. The artist fills his drawings with details culled from cultures of Asia, baroque ornamentation, and bursts of flowering vegetation. In a style that Bess coins as naturalistic abstraction, the results appear to be suspended microcosms, brimming with a life of their own.

Selected Works

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Lieutenant Myrtille (Hommage a Jean Giraud), 2016-2017
Mixed media on forty-four panels of paper
Framed: 84 1/4 x 148 7/8 inches

Lieutenant Myrtille (Hommage a Jean Giraud), 2016-2017
Mixed media on forty-four panels of paper
Framed: 84 1/4 x 148 7/8 inches

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Black Saddhu, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Black Saddhu, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

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Le Centaure, 2016-2017
Mixed media on fifteen panels of paper
Framed: 102 4/5 x 44 1/2 inches

Le Centaure, 2016-2017
Mixed media on fifteen panels of paper
Framed: 102 4/5 x 44 1/2 inches

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Crazy Horse, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

$12,200 - Sold

Crazy Horse, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

$12,200 - Sold

Out in the Blue, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Out in the Blue, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

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Haiku, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Haiku, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

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L'Ancêtre (The Ancestor), 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Page Size: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

L'Ancêtre (The Ancestor), 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Page Size: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

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Le Chemin de l'Homme (The Path of Man), 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

$12,200 - Sold

Le Chemin de l'Homme (The Path of Man), 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

$12,200 - Sold

Le Cri de Munch (The Scream of Munch), 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Le Cri de Munch (The Scream of Munch), 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

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Frankenstein Page #8, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

Frankenstein Page #8, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

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Frankenstein Page #143, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

Frankenstein Page #143, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

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Frankenstein Page #175, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

$2,200 - Sold

Frankenstein Page #175, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

$2,200 - Sold

Frankenstein Page #43, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #43, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

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Frankenstein Page #54, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

Frankenstein Page #54, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

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Frankenstein Page #88, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #88, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

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Frankenstein Page #97, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #97, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

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Frankenstein Page #114, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #114, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

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Frankenstein Page #117, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #117, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 17 x 12 inches

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Bram Stoker Dracula, pages 60-61, 2018
China ink and gouache on paper
Framed: 26 3/5 x 33 1/2 inches

Bram Stoker Dracula, pages 60-61, 2018
China ink and gouache on paper
Framed: 26 3/5 x 33 1/2 inches

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Bram Stoker Dracula, page 63, 2018
China ink and gouache on paper
Framed: 24 x 19 1/2 inches

$3,400 - Sold

Bram Stoker Dracula, page 63, 2018
China ink and gouache on paper
Framed: 24 x 19 1/2 inches

$3,400 - Sold

Lama Blanc / The White Lama- Page 46 Tome 4: “La Quatrième Voix”, 1991
China ink, colored ink, gouache on paper
Framed: 29 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches

Lama Blanc / The White Lama- Page 46 Tome 4: “La Quatrième Voix”, 1991
China ink, colored ink, gouache on paper
Framed: 29 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches

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Lama Blanc / The White Lama- Page 24, Tome 5: “Main Fermée, Main Ouverte”, 1992
China ink, colored ink, gouache on paper
Framed: 29 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches

Lama Blanc / The White Lama- Page 24, Tome 5: “Main Fermée, Main Ouverte”, 1992
China ink, colored ink, gouache on paper
Framed: 29 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches

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Lama Blanc / The White Lama- Page 25, Tome 1: “Le Premier Pas”, 1988
China ink, colored ink, gouache on paper
Framed: 25 x 21 inches

Lama Blanc / The White Lama- Page 25, Tome 1: “Le Premier Pas”, 1988
China ink, colored ink, gouache on paper
Framed: 25 x 21 inches

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Lieutenant Myrtille (Hommage a Jean Giraud), 2016-2017
Mixed media on forty-four panels of paper
Framed: 84 1/4 x 148 7/8 inches

Lieutenant Myrtille (Hommage a Jean Giraud), 2016-2017
Mixed media on forty-four panels of paper
Framed: 84 1/4 x 148 7/8 inches

Black Saddhu, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Black Saddhu, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Le Centaure, 2016-2017
Mixed media on fifteen panels of paper
Framed: 102 4/5 x 44 1/2 inches

Le Centaure, 2016-2017
Mixed media on fifteen panels of paper
Framed: 102 4/5 x 44 1/2 inches

Crazy Horse, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

$12,200 - Sold

Crazy Horse, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

$12,200 - Sold

Out in the Blue, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Out in the Blue, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Haiku, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Haiku, 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

L'Ancêtre (The Ancestor), 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Page Size: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

L'Ancêtre (The Ancestor), 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Page Size: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Le Chemin de l'Homme (The Path of Man), 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

$12,200 - Sold

Le Chemin de l'Homme (The Path of Man), 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

$12,200 - Sold

Le Cri de Munch (The Scream of Munch), 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Le Cri de Munch (The Scream of Munch), 2016-2017
Mixed media on six panels of paper
Framed: 44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

Frankenstein Page #8, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

Frankenstein Page #8, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

Frankenstein Page #143, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

Frankenstein Page #143, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

Frankenstein Page #175, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

$2,200 - Sold

Frankenstein Page #175, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

$2,200 - Sold

Frankenstein Page #43, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #43, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #54, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

Frankenstein Page #54, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 24 x 19 3/8 inches

Frankenstein Page #88, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #88, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #97, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #97, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #114, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #114, 2021

China ink on paper

Page Size: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #117, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 17 x 12 inches

Frankenstein Page #117, 2021

China ink on paper

Framed: 17 x 12 inches

Bram Stoker Dracula, pages 60-61, 2018
China ink and gouache on paper
Framed: 26 3/5 x 33 1/2 inches

Bram Stoker Dracula, pages 60-61, 2018
China ink and gouache on paper
Framed: 26 3/5 x 33 1/2 inches

Bram Stoker Dracula, page 63, 2018
China ink and gouache on paper
Framed: 24 x 19 1/2 inches

$3,400 - Sold

Bram Stoker Dracula, page 63, 2018
China ink and gouache on paper
Framed: 24 x 19 1/2 inches

$3,400 - Sold

Lama Blanc / The White Lama- Page 46 Tome 4: “La Quatrième Voix”, 1991
China ink, colored ink, gouache on paper
Framed: 29 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches

Lama Blanc / The White Lama- Page 46 Tome 4: “La Quatrième Voix”, 1991
China ink, colored ink, gouache on paper
Framed: 29 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches

Lama Blanc / The White Lama- Page 24, Tome 5: “Main Fermée, Main Ouverte”, 1992
China ink, colored ink, gouache on paper
Framed: 29 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches

Lama Blanc / The White Lama- Page 24, Tome 5: “Main Fermée, Main Ouverte”, 1992
China ink, colored ink, gouache on paper
Framed: 29 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches

Lama Blanc / The White Lama- Page 25, Tome 1: “Le Premier Pas”, 1988
China ink, colored ink, gouache on paper
Framed: 25 x 21 inches

Lama Blanc / The White Lama- Page 25, Tome 1: “Le Premier Pas”, 1988
China ink, colored ink, gouache on paper
Framed: 25 x 21 inches