Selected Paintings of Bill Girard

Mythic Visions

Circus at the End of the World.  1965 Oil on panel.  Artist: Bill Girard. 194--2011. Royal Oak, MI.

Bill sometimes referred to himself as a "pagan."  These paintings are Bill's "essays" on the myths that underpin Western culture. 

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Saints, Sinners & Prophets

Detail: St. Salome. Oil. 1965-66 Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011. Abramson estate.

Images based on the Old and New Testaments. 

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Friends, Family & Others

Detail: Bonnie Silver. Artist's (ex-) wife.
Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011.

Shhhh!

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Spotlight

Fauvel. 1993. Oil on wallboard w/artist-build frame. Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011.

A closer look at a dark masterpiece: Fauvel.

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Where are they now?

Title & dimensions unknown. Auctioned DuMouchelles (Detroit) 12/14/14. Lot: 122134. Artist: B Girard

Paintings that got away. More information and better photos needed.

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Pure Eros

Not just run of the mill nudes. These are erotically charged images that are not appropriate for anyone under the age of ... 65. Please do not look unless you are a responsible adult. 

Discretion Advised

Spotlight

Fauvel. Oil on wallboard.  54" x 39".  1978 - 1993.


Based on the 14th century Roman de Fauvel


A supremely villainous ass (Fauvel) has won control of the universe... but not officially. It's a damned donkey! So it recruits a fool, someone it can manage, to be its front. Right out of a Marvel OR DC comic, right? 


Center stage, one sees a fat-faced king on a throne, pinwheel in hand, guided by the malevolent ass.


Flames have broken out. The castle walls are writhing. Oliver North of Iran-gate fame (now president of the NRA), runs with an armful of missiles.  A skeletal John Wayne is shooting. But not at the rapist in front of him.

 

Find more details here: http://girardsvasari.blogspot.com 


Where are they now?

Fire & Ice (left), Telamon (right). Curtis Gallery.  Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011.

Posterity is already asking, what happened to these pieces? And what do they really look like?


 If you can help, please do.

Halloween. 1991.

Halloween. 1991. Oil on canvas. 66" x 72" Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011.

Oil on canvas. 66" x 72" Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011. 

Title & Dimensions unknown

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Auctioned, per Michael Curtis, at DuMouchelles (Detroit, MI) on December 14, 2014. Lot no. 122134. 


Details inset show Bill's hieroglyphic inscription. Clearly a mythologic scene perhaps from the Odyssey.