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Bob Kessel Poster Page
May 14th, 2015 by admin

BOB KESSEL POSTERS

Limited edition posters of contemporary artist Bob Kessel art are periodically released.
They sell out quickly, so write and get your name on the list.

Each Bob Kessel poster represents a sample from an art series
made up of several related pictures.

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self portraits poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SELF PORTRAITS POSTER (Side View)  30″ x 40″

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selfies poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SELFIES POSTER (Kirchner)  30″ x 40″

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harlequin poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL HARLEQUINS POSTER (Two Fingers)  30″ x 40″

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artworks poster reverse flash by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! POSTER (Reverse Flash)  30″ x 40″

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sketches poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SKETCHES POSTER (Nude Model)  30″ x 40″

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contemplation poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL CONTEMPLATION POSTER (Rocks)  30″ x 40″

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shunga poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SHUNGA POSTER (Wrapped)  30″ x 40″

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haystacks poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL HAYSTACKS POSTER (Two Haystacks)  30″ x 40″

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plein air poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL PLEIN AIR POSTER (Country Road)  30″ x 40″

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divisionism poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL DIVISIONISM POSTER (St Tropez)  30″ x 40″

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tahiti poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL TAHITI POSTER (Pink Sand)  30″ x 40″

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flowers poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL FLOWERS POSTER (Roses Are Red)  30″ x 40″

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punch poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL PUNCH! POSTER (Wallop)  30″ x 40″

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kaiju poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL KAIJU POSTER (Shattered)  30″ x 40″

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muscle beach poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL MUSCLE BEACH POSTER (Blue Arrow)  30″ x 40″

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degas poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL GA GA FOR DEGAS POSTER (Sketch)  30″ x 40″

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newport nauticals poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL NEWPORT NAUTICALS POSTER (Marina)  30″ x 40″

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jazz poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ALL THAT JAZZ POSTER (Trumpet)  30″ x 40″

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seashore poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BY THE SEASHORE POSTER (Sand Dunes)  30″ x 40″

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kimono poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL KIMONO POSTER (Lady Murasaki)  30″ x 40″

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girly mags poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL GIRLY MAGS POSTER (Crouch)  30″ x 40″

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ballet poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BALLET POSTER (Twirl)  30″ x 40″

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kawaii poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL KAWAII POSTER (Die Tote Mutter) Lego meets Edvard Munch 30″ x 40″

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ukiyoe poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL UKIYOE POSTER (Boat)  30″ x 40″

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suprematism poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SUPREMATISM POSTER (That Funny Subway Smell)  30″ x 40″

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masters poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL MASTERS POSTER (Malevich)  30″ x 40″

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100 views poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL 100 VIEWS POSTER (Fuji Trees)  30″ x 40″

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rembrandt poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL REMBRANDT POSTER (Selfie)  30″ x 40″

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klimt poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL KLIMT VERKLEMPT POSTER (Hug)  30″ x 40″

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veneer vermeer poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL VENEER VERMEER POSTER (Pitcher)  30″ x 40″

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Brücke poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL GOING FOR BRUCKE POSTER (Dresden Strasse)  30″ x 40″

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art history poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ART HISTORY POSTER (Little Cock and Big Ass)  30″ x 40″

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gauguin poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL GAUGUIN POSTER (Bonjour Monsieur Gauguin)  30″ x 40″

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haystacks poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL HAYSTACKS POSTER (Big Blue)  30″ x 40″

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doctor strange poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! POSTER (Doctor Strange)  30″ x 40″

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masters cezanne poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL MASTERS POSTER (Cezanne)  30″ x 40″

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the nude poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL THE NUDE POSTER (Julian’s Girl)  30″ x 40″

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fruits poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL FRUITS  POSTER (Compotier)  30″ x 40″

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pulp poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL PULP  POSTER (True Crime Girl)  30″ x 40″

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baigneuses poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BAIGNEUSES DE CEZANNE  (4 Bathers) POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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divisionism poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL DIVISIONISM POSTER (Gulf)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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blue period poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BLUE PERIOD POSTER (Sitting Girl)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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apreslebain poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL APRES LE BAIN POSTER (Towel)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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lemons poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL LEMONS POSTER (Rind)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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ballet poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BALLET POSTER (Lift)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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artworks assemble poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! POSTER (Dark Night)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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nue couchee poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL NUE COUCHEE POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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the kiss poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL THE KISS POSTER (Cinema)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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odalisques poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ODALISQUES POSTER (Stripes)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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degas poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL GA GA FOR DEGAS POSTER (Apres le Tub)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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monet japanese bridge poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SHOW ME THE MONET! POSTER (Japanese Bridge)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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life's a beach poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL LIFE’S A BEACH POSTER (Sunhat)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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veneer vermeer shakespeare poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL VENEER VERMEER POSTER (Shakespeare)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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ODALISQUES poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ODALISQUES POSTER (Back View)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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artworks assemble poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! POSTER (Les Fauves)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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art history aristide poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ART HISTORY POSTER (Aristide)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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masters poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL MASTERS POSTER (Dali)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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cityscapes poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL CITYSCAPES POSTER (Skyline)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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silver screen sirens poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SILVER SCREEN SIRENS POSTER (Marilyn)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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plein air poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL PLEIN AIR POSTER (Big Green Tree)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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american icons brando poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL AMERICAN ICONS POSTER (Marlon Brando from the movie “The Wild One”)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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mythology poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL MYTHOLOGY POSTER (Narcissus)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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dancers poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL DANCERS POSTER (Veils)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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bijin poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BIJIN POSTER (Bijin means “Beautiful Women”)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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super art poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SUPER ART POSTER (In Brief)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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chiaroscuro poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL CHIAROSCURO POSTER (Side Boob)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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symmetry poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SYMMETRY POSTER (Tete a Tete)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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bull sessions poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BULL SESSIONS POSTER (Lluvia de Toros)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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badende Frauen poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BADENDE FRAUEN POSTER (Zwei Frauen)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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hyakuninisshu poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL HYAKUNIN ISSHU (100 Poets) POSTER   30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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nue couchee poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL NUE COUCHEE POSTER (Apres Courbet)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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bible paintings poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BIBLE PAINTINGS POSTER (Adam and Eve after Goltzius)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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models poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL MODELS POSTER (Bend)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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the kiss poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL THE KISS POSTER (Chalice)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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going straight poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL GOING STRAIGHT POSTER (Z wall)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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cityscapes queensblvd poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL CITYSCAPES POSTER (Queens Blvd)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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pool poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL POOL POSTER (Dive)  30″ x 40″   SOLD OUT

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ecce homo poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ECCE HOMO (Wie man wird, was man ist) POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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enlightenment poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ENLIGHTENMENT (Buddha Brushstroke) POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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southwest poster by bobkessel

  BOB KESSEL SOUTHWEST (Purple sage) POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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chinese philosophers poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS (Confucius) POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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BALLET POSTER BY BOBKESSEL

BOB KESSEL BALLET (Toe touch) POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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BARBIZON POSTER BY BOBKESSEL

BOB KESSEL BARBIZON (Faggots) POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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REMBRANDT POSTER BY BOBKESSEL

BOB KESSEL REMBRANDT POSTER (Big Hat)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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TAHITI POSTER BY BOBKESSEL

BOB KESSEL TAHITI POSTER (Tahitian Girl)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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flowers poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL FLOWERS POSTER (White Flowers)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT 

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WSSF WINTER POSTER BY BOBKESSEL

BOB KESSEL WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL (WINTER) POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT 

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WSSF SPRING POSTER BY BOBKESSEL

BOB KESSEL WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL (SPRING) POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT 

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summer poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL (SUMMER) POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT 

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WSSF FALL POSTER BY BOBKESSEL

BOB KESSEL WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL (FALL) POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT 

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artists and models poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ARTISTS AND MODELS (Model in Studio) POSTER  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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ART HISTORY POSTER by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ART HISTORY POSTER (Arbes Blue)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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the yellow house by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL VAN GOGH POSTER (The Yellow House)  30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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masters poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL MASTERS POSTER (Henri Matisse in Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence)  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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basic black poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BASIC BLACK (Moon reflection) POSTER  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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GRAYSCAPES POSTER BY BOBKESSEL

BOB KESSEL GRAYSCAPES (Mountain fog) POSTER  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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second bite poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SECOND BITE (Le Bain) POSTER  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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THE NUDE POSTER BY BOBKESSEL

BOB KESSEL THE NUDE (Blue Wall) POSTER  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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haystacks poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL HAYSTACKS (Three Haystacks) POSTER  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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dancers poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL DANCERS (Pink Veils) POSTER  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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couples poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL COUPLES (Japanese Couple) POSTER  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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seraglio poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SERAGLIO (Striped Rug) POSTER  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL SELF-PORTRAITS (Bob Divided) POSTER  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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bobkessel lightplay poster

BOB KESSEL LIGHTPLAY POSTER  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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SINGLE GIRLS by Bob Kessel

BOB KESSEL SINGLE GIRLS POSTER  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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by the seashore poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BY THE SEASHORE (Shoreline) POSTER  30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL ALL THAT JAZZ POSTER (Kinda Blue Triangles) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL UKIYO-E POSTER (It’s a long hard climb) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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musclebeach poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL MUSCLE BEACH POSTER (Mickey Mouse ears) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL DEGAS DANCERS POSTER (First Position) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL GIRLY MAGS POSTER (Confidential) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL CITYSCAPES POSTER (Bricks) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL THE NUDE POSTER (Woman at rest) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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INTERIORS POSTER BY BOB KESSEL

BOB KESSEL INTERIORS POSTER (iMac) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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TREESCAPES POSTER BY BOB KESSEL

BOB KESSEL TREESCAPES POSTER (Mezzo) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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SILVER SCREEN STARLET POSTER BY BOB KESSEL

BOB KESSEL SILVER SCREEN SIRENS POSTER (Silver Starlet) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL BOB’S GOT WOOD POSTER (American Indian after Remington) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL BLACK VELVET POSTER (Elvis) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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klimt verklempt poster by bob kessel

BOB KESSEL KLIMT VERKLEMPT POSTER (Kneel and bob) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL VENEER VERMEER POSTER (Girl with pearl earring) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL CUTOUTS POSTER (Zulma) 30″ X 34″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! POSTER (Cap) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL VAN GOGH POSTER (The road to Tarascon) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL 100 VIEWS POSTER (Fuji fog) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL HENTAI POSTER (Shoji) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL NEWPORT NAUTICALS POSTER (Shore) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL COMPOSITION POSTER (Composition in gray and black) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL MENKO POSTER (Menko SciFi) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL HAYSTACKS POSTER (Monet haystacks) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL ICONS POSTER (Charles Bukowski) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL ART OVER DECOR POSTER (Interior with square white chair) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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art over decor poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ART OVER DECOR POSTER (Interior with square black chair) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL TOMGIRLS POSTER (Torso) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL MEL’S GIRLS POSTER (Lucky strike) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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die brucke poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL DIE BRUCKE POSTER (Green nude) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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minotaur poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL MINOTAUR POSTER (Minotaur and maiden) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS POSTER (Su Tung Po) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL BONNARD POSTER (Orange girl) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL CEZANNE’S FRUITS POSTER (Douze fruits) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL THE NUDE POSTER (Nude draped) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL BIJIN POSTER (Washing hair) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL THE KISS POSTER (Apres Lautrec) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL CEZANNE IN PROVENCE POSTER (Cezanne portrait) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL MYTHOLOGY POSTER (Narcissus after Caravaggio) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL PULP POSTER (Gunsel) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL WOODSCAPES POSTER (Wood sunset) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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waterfalls poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL WATERFALLS POSTER (Falls viewing) 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL KAIJU POSTER (Osaka it to me) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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ukiyoe poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL UKIYOE POSTER (Mendicant) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL ROMANTICISM POSTER (The siren and the fisherman) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL KAWAII POSTER (Lego porn) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL SHOW ME THE MONET POSTER (Giverny garden) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL FUTURISMO POSTER (Racer X) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL RECONSTRUCTING ROY POSTER (Masterpiece) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL GOING FOR BAROQUE POSTER (Prodigal son) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL SHUNGA POSTER (Yellow man) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL LIFE’S A BEACH POSTER (Beach umbrella) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL ANIME POSTER (Kiss Kiss) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL ARTIST’S MODELS POSTER (Painting and model) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL GIRLZ POSTER (Topless) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL GIVERNY POSTER (Giverny waters) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL PICASSO IN PARIS POSTER (Death of Casagemas) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL MADAME MATISSE POSTER (Chapeau) 30″ X 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL PAINTERS PAINTING POSTER 60″ X 30″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL BIJIN POSTER 30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

BOB KESSEL FUTURISMO (EIGHTOMAN) POSTER 30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL SUPER POSTER 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL BULL POSTER 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL HIGH & LOW (DOGS PLAYING POKER) POSTER 30″ x 40″  SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL ART HISTORY (MATISSE GOLDFISH) POSTER 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL BAIGNEUSES DE CEZANNE  POSTER 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL HORSES (DREI BLAUE PFERDE) POSTER 30″ x 40″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL ART HISTORY (RED ROOM) POSTER 60″ x 30″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL KLIMT VERKLEMPT (KLIMTOMANIAC) POSTER 60″ x 30″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL ART HISTORY (TAHITIANS) POSTER 60″ x 30″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL THE NUDE (BEN DOVER)  POSTER 60″ x 30″ SOLD OUT

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BOB KESSEL AMERICAN ICONS (JFK: ADVENTURES IN CHIAROSCURO) POSTER 60″ x 30″ SOLD OUT

 

 

SOMETHING FISHY POSTER
Oct 7th, 2009 by admin

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Kay with half of SOMETHING FISHY poster, which side by side create one large image.

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Bob Kessel has created an art series titled, “Something Fishy“.
It features pictures based on the works of Henri Matisse like the picture “MATISSE GOLDFISH” shown below.
These pictures are available as signed and numbered limited edition original fine art prints.
Contact Bob Kessel for pricing and availability.

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MATISSE GOLDFISH by Bob Kessel

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8th MAN by Bob Kessel
Apr 4th, 2009 by admin

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8th Man Print By Bob Kessel

Shown above; 8th Man smoking an atomic cigarette by Bob Kessel. 8th Man, also known as 8 Man (Eitoman), was an animated cartoon that appeared in the 1960s. In the middle of every episode, 8th Man would run out of energy and need to stop and smoke an atomic cigarette (which he kept in his belt buckle secret compartment) to restore his energy. Back in the sixties this was acceptable in a cartoon for kids. Today it would be considered politically incorrect. This picture is available as a limited edition fine art print by Bob Kessel. Contact the artist for pricing and availability. More pictures of 8th Man and Astroboy and other Japanese characters can be seen in the art series “KAIJU” (Japanese monsters) and “FUTURISM” by Bob Kessel.

8th Man was a Japanese “manga” or comic strip which first appeared on a weekly basis in May of 1963. Written by Kazumasa Hirai and drawn by 28 year old artist, Jiro Kuwata, 8-Man told the story of Detective Hachiro Azuma, who was killed by the notorious gangster Mukade and resurrected by Dr. Tani in the form of a human-looking robot.

The series proved to be so popular that TCJ Animation produced 56 animated episodes of 8-Man’s nuclear-age escapades. On November 7, 1963 – 8-man made his television debut in Japan! Within two years (or less) a freshly dubbed 8th Man was showing in American living rooms.

8th Man is hands-down my most favorite animated series (but you’ve probably guessed that already!) Truly ahead of its time, 8th Man pioneered many of the elements that have distinguished Japanese Anime for years until the present. So did Astroboy, but this is not his page, ok? Despite the “limited-action” and low cel count, even in the earliest works of 60′s Anime, we see that the inventive Japanese went beyond the one-dimensional mind-set of the American television industry animation houses and their shallow “talking animal” toons. And in the most ingenious manner applied cinematic technique to their TV animated works. Through the use of simple yet clever camera methods – cut, pan, focus & zoom were used to create tension, excitment, or suspense. Characters were manipulated inside the frame as never before with highly exaggerated and 3-D in-your-face action!

But more than this, the Japanese totally revolutionized that industry with stories and scripting that went beyond children’s ideas and introduced passion, pathos, and personality into the world arena of TV animation, filling the void left by the cat-&-mouse slapstick humor prevelant in American TV animation at that time.
Yes, 8th Man, Prince Planet, Astroboy and others were the dawn of a new age of TV animation where the players could laugh, cry, hurt, and even die…were these concepts too strong for young children? Perhaps. Many people who testify of their childhood experiences with these early anime-works will state they were deeply moved and thus, well remember these works as they have seemed to make more than a lasting impression…

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ANDY RODDICK AND MARIA SHARAPOVA by Bob Kessel
Apr 1st, 2009 by admin

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RODAPOVA by Bob Kessel

Bob Kessel drew this illustration for a New York Times article on the growing rumors that tennis players Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova were an item.

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