LARRY POONS in the art documentary film, The Price of Everything
An abstract painter, Poons rose to prominence in the 1960s with his Op-Art dot paintings, which were widely collected and featured alongside artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Franz Kline and Frank Stella in the game-changing Scull auction in 1973. Poons was both praised and criticized for moving away from this signature style towards looser, more expressive paintings in subsequent years. In addition to painting, Poons is an accomplished vintage motorcycle racer. Today, he divides his time between New York City, Florida and upstate New York, where he has painted since the late 1970s. Poons’s work is represented in major museums throughout the world.