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Lullaby, 1997

Born in New York City, Frank Moore (1953-2002) grew up on Long Island and spent his childhood summers in the Adirondacks with his family, instilling a strong interest in the natural world from an early age. He received a BFA in art and psychology from Yale University (1975). After spending a year in Paris at the Cité des Arts (1977-78), he returned to Manhattan where he collaborated on theater, dance and film productions, in addition to continuing his art practice. After his diagnosis with HIV in 1985, his work increasingly grappled with issues around AIDS, environmental degradation, bioethics, homosexuality and health care. His first solo exhibition was at the Clocktower in Tribeca (1983), followed by solo shows at galleries and institutions in New York, France and Rome. His work has been exhibited widely in the US and internationally, including the 1995 Whitney Biennial, MoMA P.S. 1, New York, The Drawing Center, New York, Artists Space, New York, Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, and museums in London and Japan. In 2002, the Orlando Museum of Art organized a survey that traveled to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (2002-03). In 2012, New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library mounted “Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore,” a career spanning retrospective. Moore’s work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin; Grey Art Gallery at New York University; Orlando Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; New York Public Library; Yale University Art Gallery; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Sperone Westwater presented solo exhibitions of Moore’s work in 1993, 1998 and 2003.

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Frank Moore
Lullaby II, 1997
oil on canvas on featherboard with painted carved wood frame
68 x 51 1/2 inches (172,7 x 130,8 cm)
SW 98021
Collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Frank Moore
Niagara, 1994-95
oil on canvas over wood panel with copper frame with attachments
60 x 96 1/4 inches (152,4 x 244,5 cm) overall
SW 95004
Collection of The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Frank Moore
Black Pillow, 2002
oil on canvas over featherboard panel with gouache on paper
64 x 96 inches (162,6 x 243,8 cm)
SW 02145
Collection of Orlando Museum of Art

Frank Moore
Free For All, 1997-98
oil on canvas on featherboard panel
73 x 50 x 4 inches (185,4 x 127 x 10,2 cm) w/antennae
66 x 50 x 4 inches (167,6 x 127 x 10,2 cm)
SW 98023
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Freedom to Share, 1994
oil and glass beads on canvas on wood with frame
60 x 46 inches (152,4 x 116,8 cm)
69 1/4 x 55 inches (175,9 x 139,7 cm) frame
SW 94371
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Patient, 1997-98
oil on canvas on wood panel with red pine frame
49 1/2 x 65 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (125,7 x 166,4 x 8,9 cm)
SW 98099
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Study for Double Helix Carpet, 1995
gouache, ink and graphite on paper
22 1/2 x 30 inches (57,2 x 76,2 cm) sheet
28 x 33 1/2 inches (71,1 x 85,2 cm) frame
SW 03189
Collection of Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin

Frank Moore
Weed, 1989
oil on canvas on wood with glass eyes with wood frame covered with white Madagascar Mica with cast plaster and wood gilded ornaments
82 x 59 inches (208,3 x 150 cm) overall
SW 92604

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Frank Moore
Farewell, 1988
oil on canvas with glass eyeballs and gilt American Victorian frame
39 1/2 x 56 inches (100,3 x 142,2 cm) overall
SW 03148
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Human Genome Project, 2000
gouache and oil on Arches paper
12 3/16 x 19 5/8 inches (31 x 48,8 cm)
18 x 25 inches (45,7 x 63,5 cm) frame
SW 00204
Grey Art Gallery, New York University Collection

Frank Moore
Untitled, 1990
oil on canvas on wood with frame
19 x 47 inches (48,3 x 119,4 cm) overall
SW 92603
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Jack and Jill, 1992
oil on canvas on wood with white lacquer frame
22 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches (57,2 x 67,3 cm)
SW 92572
Private Collection

Frank Moore
"With This Ring...", 2000
oil on canvas over featherboard panel
37 x 95 x 1 1/2 inches  (94 x 241,3 x 3,8 cm)
SW 00306
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Angel, 1996
oil on canvas on featherboard with cast silver leaf frame
55 x 81 x 2 5/8 inches (139,7 x 205,7 x 6,7 cm)
SW 96375
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Arena, 1992
oil on canvas on wood with frame
61 x 72 inches (155 x 183 cm) overall
SW 92598
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Birth of Venus, 1993
oil on linen on panel with gilt antique frame
51 1/4 x 73 1/4 inches (130,2 x 186 cm)
SW 93386
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Nursery, 1994
oil on canvas on wood with enamel frame
29 x 53 x 1 7/8 inches (73,7 x 134,6 x 4,8 cm)
SW 94370
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Bubble Bath, 1990
oil on featherboard with metal attachments and copper pipe frame
83 1/2 x 99 1/2 inches (212, 1x 252,7 cm) overall
SW 03289
Collection of Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin

Frank Moore
Cow, 1996
oil and gold leaf on canvas over featherboard panel with gilt hay on aluminum frame
69 x 96 1/4 inches (175,3 x 244,5 cm) canvas
77 x 104 1/4 inches (195,6 x 264,8 cm,) overall
SW 96482
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Debutantes, 1992
oil on canvas on wood with attachments
51 x 69 inches (129,5 x 172,3 cm) overall
SW 92636
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Everything I Own, 1992
oil on canvas on wood with frame
25 1/4 x 36 1/2 inches (64 x 92,7 cm) canvas
28 5/8 x 40 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches (72,7 x 102,2 x 5,7 cm) frame
SW 92609
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Gulliver Awake, 1994-95
oil on canvas on panel with enamel frame
40 1/8 x 74 inches (101,9 x 188 cm)
SW 95093
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Hospital, 1992
oil on wood with frame and attachments
49 x 58 inches (124,5 x 147,3 cm) overall
SW 92637
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Legacy, 1999
gouache on paper
22 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (56,5 x 43,8 cm)
30 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches (76,8 x 62,2 cm) frame
SW 01131
Collection of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Frank Moore
Lullaby, 1997
oil on canvas on featherboard with red pine frame
50 x 65 inches (127 x 165,1 cm)
SW 98020
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Maid of the Mist, 1994/95
oil on canvas over wood panel with copper frame with attachments
60 7/8 x 96 9/16 inches (154,6 x 245,3 cm)
SW 95092
Private Collection

Frank Moore
The Great American Traveling Medicine Show, 1990-91
oil on board with frame and attachments
43 x 57 x 12 1/2 inches (109,2 x 144,8 x 31,8 cm)
SW 92634
Private Collection

Frank Moore
To Die For, 1997
oil on canvas on featherboard with mirror frame
27 3/4 x 61 5/8 inches (70,5 x 156,5 cm)
SW 98022
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Wildlife Management Area, 1990
oil on canvas on panel with wood frame with deer antlers and lamps
78 1/2 x 71 x 15 1/2 inches (199,4 x 180,3 x 39,4 cm)
SW 05421
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Wizard, 1994
oil on canvas on wood with pharmaceuticals cast in lucite in an aluminum frame
60 x 88 inches (152,4 x 223,5 cm)
68 x 95 1/2 inches (172,7 x 242,6 cm) frame
SW 94116
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Yosemite, 1993
oil on canvas with wood frame and pine cone attachments
105 x 149 inches (266,7 x 378,5 cm) overall
SW 93407
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Oz, 1999-2000
oil on canvas on featherboard with roadmap on aluminum frame
70 x 120 1/2 inches (177,8 x 306,1 cm) overall
SW 00172
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Spring, 1996
oil on canvas on wood panel
26 x 56 inches (66 x 142,2 cm)
SW 96316
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Study for Beacon IV, 1998
gouache, pencil and watercolor on Arches paper
10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches (26,7 x 34,9 cm) sheet
16 3/8 x 19 3/8 inches (41,6 x 49,2 cm) frame
SW 02144
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Study for Magic Carpet, 2002
gouache, watercolor and pencil on Arches paper with rosewood frame
15 x 22 1/2 inches (38,1 x 57,2 cm) sheet
22 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches (57,2 x 74,9 cm) frame
SW 02066
Private Collection

Frank Moore
The Art Dealers, circa 1995
oil on canvas mounted on panel
60 1/4 x 40 5/8 inches (153,04 x 102,87 cm)
62 1/2 x 42 1/2 inches (133,4 x 108 cm) frame
SW 06431
Collection of Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin

Frank Moore
L'Amour Carnassier, 1993
oil on canvas
20 3/4 x 23 1/4 inches (52,7 x 59 cm) image
24 3/4 x 27 1/4 inches (62,9 x 69,2 cm) frame
SW 93259
Collection of Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

Frank Moore
Lullaby II, 1997
oil on canvas on featherboard with painted carved wood frame
68 x 51 1/2 inches (172,7 x 130,8 cm)
SW 98021
Collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Frank Moore
Niagara, 1994-95
oil on canvas over wood panel with copper frame with attachments
60 x 96 1/4 inches (152,4 x 244,5 cm) overall
SW 95004
Collection of The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Frank Moore
Black Pillow, 2002
oil on canvas over featherboard panel with gouache on paper
64 x 96 inches (162,6 x 243,8 cm)
SW 02145
Collection of Orlando Museum of Art

Frank Moore
Free For All, 1997-98
oil on canvas on featherboard panel
73 x 50 x 4 inches (185,4 x 127 x 10,2 cm) w/antennae
66 x 50 x 4 inches (167,6 x 127 x 10,2 cm)
SW 98023
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Freedom to Share, 1994
oil and glass beads on canvas on wood with frame
60 x 46 inches (152,4 x 116,8 cm)
69 1/4 x 55 inches (175,9 x 139,7 cm) frame
SW 94371
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Patient, 1997-98
oil on canvas on wood panel with red pine frame
49 1/2 x 65 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (125,7 x 166,4 x 8,9 cm)
SW 98099
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Study for Double Helix Carpet, 1995
gouache, ink and graphite on paper
22 1/2 x 30 inches (57,2 x 76,2 cm) sheet
28 x 33 1/2 inches (71,1 x 85,2 cm) frame
SW 03189
Collection of Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin

Frank Moore
Weed, 1989
oil on canvas on wood with glass eyes with wood frame covered with white Madagascar Mica with cast plaster and wood gilded ornaments
82 x 59 inches (208,3 x 150 cm) overall
SW 92604

Frank Moore
Farewell, 1988
oil on canvas with glass eyeballs and gilt American Victorian frame
39 1/2 x 56 inches (100,3 x 142,2 cm) overall
SW 03148
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Human Genome Project, 2000
gouache and oil on Arches paper
12 3/16 x 19 5/8 inches (31 x 48,8 cm)
18 x 25 inches (45,7 x 63,5 cm) frame
SW 00204
Grey Art Gallery, New York University Collection

Frank Moore
Untitled, 1990
oil on canvas on wood with frame
19 x 47 inches (48,3 x 119,4 cm) overall
SW 92603
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Jack and Jill, 1992
oil on canvas on wood with white lacquer frame
22 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches (57,2 x 67,3 cm)
SW 92572
Private Collection

Frank Moore
"With This Ring...", 2000
oil on canvas over featherboard panel
37 x 95 x 1 1/2 inches  (94 x 241,3 x 3,8 cm)
SW 00306
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Angel, 1996
oil on canvas on featherboard with cast silver leaf frame
55 x 81 x 2 5/8 inches (139,7 x 205,7 x 6,7 cm)
SW 96375
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Arena, 1992
oil on canvas on wood with frame
61 x 72 inches (155 x 183 cm) overall
SW 92598
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Birth of Venus, 1993
oil on linen on panel with gilt antique frame
51 1/4 x 73 1/4 inches (130,2 x 186 cm)
SW 93386
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Nursery, 1994
oil on canvas on wood with enamel frame
29 x 53 x 1 7/8 inches (73,7 x 134,6 x 4,8 cm)
SW 94370
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Bubble Bath, 1990
oil on featherboard with metal attachments and copper pipe frame
83 1/2 x 99 1/2 inches (212, 1x 252,7 cm) overall
SW 03289
Collection of Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin

Frank Moore
Cow, 1996
oil and gold leaf on canvas over featherboard panel with gilt hay on aluminum frame
69 x 96 1/4 inches (175,3 x 244,5 cm) canvas
77 x 104 1/4 inches (195,6 x 264,8 cm,) overall
SW 96482
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Debutantes, 1992
oil on canvas on wood with attachments
51 x 69 inches (129,5 x 172,3 cm) overall
SW 92636
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Everything I Own, 1992
oil on canvas on wood with frame
25 1/4 x 36 1/2 inches (64 x 92,7 cm) canvas
28 5/8 x 40 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches (72,7 x 102,2 x 5,7 cm) frame
SW 92609
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Gulliver Awake, 1994-95
oil on canvas on panel with enamel frame
40 1/8 x 74 inches (101,9 x 188 cm)
SW 95093
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Hospital, 1992
oil on wood with frame and attachments
49 x 58 inches (124,5 x 147,3 cm) overall
SW 92637
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Legacy, 1999
gouache on paper
22 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (56,5 x 43,8 cm)
30 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches (76,8 x 62,2 cm) frame
SW 01131
Collection of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Frank Moore
Lullaby, 1997
oil on canvas on featherboard with red pine frame
50 x 65 inches (127 x 165,1 cm)
SW 98020
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Maid of the Mist, 1994/95
oil on canvas over wood panel with copper frame with attachments
60 7/8 x 96 9/16 inches (154,6 x 245,3 cm)
SW 95092
Private Collection

Frank Moore
The Great American Traveling Medicine Show, 1990-91
oil on board with frame and attachments
43 x 57 x 12 1/2 inches (109,2 x 144,8 x 31,8 cm)
SW 92634
Private Collection

Frank Moore
To Die For, 1997
oil on canvas on featherboard with mirror frame
27 3/4 x 61 5/8 inches (70,5 x 156,5 cm)
SW 98022
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Wildlife Management Area, 1990
oil on canvas on panel with wood frame with deer antlers and lamps
78 1/2 x 71 x 15 1/2 inches (199,4 x 180,3 x 39,4 cm)
SW 05421
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Wizard, 1994
oil on canvas on wood with pharmaceuticals cast in lucite in an aluminum frame
60 x 88 inches (152,4 x 223,5 cm)
68 x 95 1/2 inches (172,7 x 242,6 cm) frame
SW 94116
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Yosemite, 1993
oil on canvas with wood frame and pine cone attachments
105 x 149 inches (266,7 x 378,5 cm) overall
SW 93407
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Oz, 1999-2000
oil on canvas on featherboard with roadmap on aluminum frame
70 x 120 1/2 inches (177,8 x 306,1 cm) overall
SW 00172
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Spring, 1996
oil on canvas on wood panel
26 x 56 inches (66 x 142,2 cm)
SW 96316
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Study for Beacon IV, 1998
gouache, pencil and watercolor on Arches paper
10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches (26,7 x 34,9 cm) sheet
16 3/8 x 19 3/8 inches (41,6 x 49,2 cm) frame
SW 02144
Private Collection

Frank Moore
Study for Magic Carpet, 2002
gouache, watercolor and pencil on Arches paper with rosewood frame
15 x 22 1/2 inches (38,1 x 57,2 cm) sheet
22 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches (57,2 x 74,9 cm) frame
SW 02066
Private Collection

Frank Moore
The Art Dealers, circa 1995
oil on canvas mounted on panel
60 1/4 x 40 5/8 inches (153,04 x 102,87 cm)
62 1/2 x 42 1/2 inches (133,4 x 108 cm) frame
SW 06431
Collection of Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin

Frank Moore
L'Amour Carnassier, 1993
oil on canvas
20 3/4 x 23 1/4 inches (52,7 x 59 cm) image
24 3/4 x 27 1/4 inches (62,9 x 69,2 cm) frame
SW 93259
Collection of Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven