No Danger, No Delay
27 in. x 40 in. (68.58 cm x 101.6 cm)
Medium and Support:
Screen print on paper
Gift of Andy Zaid
© John Himmelfarb. Licensed by ARS, New York, NY
Working in a Neo-Expressionist manner, John Himmelfarb moves easily between abstraction and representation with gestural marks and a propensity for allegory. With bright, bold colors—red is a particular favorite—Himmelfarb depicts real world objects such as buildings and landscapes along with invented characters. These compositions feature open-ended narratives that explore both fear and humor.
Himmelfarb's creation of "No Danger, No Delay" marked the first time the artist worked with the process of screen-printing. Chicago's Goodman Theatre originally commissioned the print for a portfolio corresponding to their production of The Road, by Nigerian political dissident Wole Soyinka. Himmelfarb was happy with the process and the print, and later created a black and white version titled "Coast to Coast".