View of the Earth from Outer Space

Brown, Roger
2003.03
Gift of Francis and June Spiezer

This painting is by Roger Brown—who is no longer with us—and it is one of his better ones. At the time, we had bought another piece that we sold (before we thought of ourselves as “collectors”). But we had something by a New York artist, and I really wasn’t fond of it. We saw this at Phyllis Kind Gallery and I really liked it, so we sold the other piece for a lot of money and were able to buy the Roger Brown. This is Earth, As Seen from Outer Space. I talked to Roger about it, and these are really not spaceships – they are spermatozoa. Because it was a dirty picture, he had to make a clean title, and so: Earth, As Seen from Outer Space.—June Spiezer, 2004

The Francis and June Spiezer Collection
1941–1997
1980
P - Painting
oil on canvas board
American
18 x 36 inches