BUFFIE JOHNSON PAINTINGS FOR SALE

FROM THE PLANT SERIES

1968-1989


(ALL PAINTINGS ARE OIL ON LINEN)

“By painting large so that we are surrounded by these images for contemplation, their borders reaching beyond our field of vision, Johnson brings us up close to the heart of religious emotion.  The great purity of her handling of the paint surface, her fastidious-

ness, and her patience with detail and nuance all reinforce this effect.”

(April Kingsley, "The Primal Plants of Buffie Johnson," Art International, January-February, 1981)

“Johnson’s magnification and centralization of her subjects bring attention to her goal of symbolic transfiguration . . . .  Her devotion to her subjects is evident in their radiant silence.”

(Ellen Lubell, "Reviews: Buffie Johnson at Palm Beach," Arts Magazine, May 1975)

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

CIRCE, 1975.

42” X 36”

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

EOS, 1980.

55” X 60”

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

IRIS, 1973.

82” X 65”

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

LADY MURASAKI, 1972.

75” X 57” AND 55” X 45”

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

LADY’S SLIPPER, 1975.

48” X 64”

“Through her attention to the object’s detail, she leads us into metaphorical

perception in which a substance is the emblem of more subtle realities.”

                             (Barbara Baracks, "Reviews – Buffle Johnson," ArtForum, December 1976)

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

OPIUM, 1972.

72” X 60”

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

PARACLETE, 1969.

82” X 68”

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

TREE OF LIFE, 1971.

81” X 63”

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

UNTITLED (WINGED SEED) 1972.

6” X 8 1/2”

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

LABRYS, 1972.

68” X 96” [N/A]

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

MEENAKSHI, 1978.

52” X 78”

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“My imagery is rooted in the world of the spirit which manifests itself through ritual, myth and symbol.  The monolithic single-image plant forms which I began painting in 1968 are potent symbols of the ancient Great Goddess in Her aspect as ‘Lady of the Plants’, who . . . has been worshipped under a thousand names since the beginnings of prehistory.”

(Buffie Johnson, Artist’s Statement for the exhibition catalogue of The Language of Symbols, Landmark Gallery, New York City, April 1980.) 

“. . . in the ancient world . . . such images were perceived as sacred.  This sense of divinity inherent in the plant has inspired these icons and through them I hope to evoke a similar magical experience.  These forms were created both as metaphors for the spiritual mystery of nature . . . [and] as celebrations of the feminine.”

(Buffie Johnson, Artist’s Statement for the exhibition catalogue of Buffie Johnson: The Spirit of Plants, Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York City, October 3rd – October 26th, 1997.)

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

PASIPHAE, 1976.

38” X 48”

PRIVATE COLLECTION

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

KWAN YIN, 1977.

60” X 72”

PRIVATE COLLECTION

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

THE TRIPLE GODDESS, 1975.

50” X 60”

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

AKROPOLIS, 1971.

82” X 68” AND 55” X 45”

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

LABRYS, 1972.

12” X 17”

PRIVATE COLLECTION

BUFFIE JOHNSON,

MILKWEED, OCTOBER 1972.

16” X 21”

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