Vintage Home Decor has the privilege of representing the estate of Ken Forman. Ken was a friend since the 80's when we met at the University of Connecticut. He was a soft-spoken gentleman which I had several classes with. Little did I know at that time the range of his work dated back to the early 1950's. Ken's early modernist works reflect his travel experiences as well as his interactions with the local landscapes. Forman maintained an active exhibition schedule throughout the 50’s-60’s t prominent galleries throughout the country. In his later years, his production declined and eventually ceased in the late 80’s as he became blind. Select works such as “OH! SAY CAN YOU SEE?” exemplify his response to the Civil Rights Movement and the strife in American society in the early 60’s in contrast – his “Carousel” is a light-hearted portrayal of childhood joy. Many of Ken’s more recent works are cubist style abstract pieces often using gold leaf details.
The William Benton Museum in Storrs, Connecticut hosted a major show of Forman’s work in 1992, which was the last public showing until VHD acquired the estate collection. We invite our clients to the store to view the work on display. This is a great opportunity to acquire authentic Mid-Century Modern original art from a CT artist.