Horns of a Dilemma

Contemporary artist Robert Dunahay’s professional oeuvre has run the gamut from figurative painting to installation to minimalist abstraction, spanning four decades of a prolific career that began in New York City, matured in San Francisco, and now flourishes in sunny Palm Springs, California.

“Horns of a Dilemma” is part of a new group of artworks utilizing colored crystalline sand mixed with acrylic on canvas to evoke the glorious effects of glitter or diamond dust, evolving the large-scale abstract pieces into a sexy, modern art lexicon. The highly reflective holographic flecks transition into rainbow gradations as one observes the painting from various positions. The work is electric, daring, and bold; it’s no surprise his work was selected for inclusion in Vogue magazine’s 125th anniversary issue in 2017.

Dunahay’s work has an international following and resides in permanent museum, private, and corporate collections worldwide including those housed at:

  • Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (Malibu, CA)
  • Museum of Art and History (Lancaster, CA)
  • Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
  • Disney Hotels (Orlando, FLA)
  • Packard Foundation (Los Altos, CA)
  • W Hotel (San Diego, CA)
  • Financial Times (San Francisco, CA)

Notable collectors include:

  • The Royal Family Al Thani of Qatar
  • Baroness Monica Von Neumann of Switzerland
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Linda Hamilton

For a closer look at this painting and a short virtual gallery tour, please enjoy the video above. For a closer look at more of Dunahay’s work, we welcome you to visit our online thumbnail exhibition of his other works in our collection here.

Robert Dunahay
"Horns of a Dilemma"
Holographic Pigment on Canvas
65" x 96", framed 67" x 98"
Price: on request (or log in to my.hohmann.art - currently reserved for existing clients only)

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During this time of social distancing and worldwide concern over the corona-virus, our gallery will remain virtual. Yet, we are still available for any questions you might have about this work or others. Feel free to call us at 760-346-4243.


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