This mixed media piece recalls work by artists hard on the heels of World War II, assemblages of items as three dimensional wall sculptures. The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) showed these pieces in their 2013 exhibit, Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949–1962.
Grossman is an artist best known for pieces like the one above. Some have suggested these pieces recall S&M. Remind me to never go to a party at those particular art critic's houses.
Bluhm was an abstract expressionist. His paintings are wild and full of movement. The artist was born in Chicago and was studying to be an architect. His education was interrupted by service in World War II. Following the war he studied art in Europe at Academia de Belle Arte (Florence), and at Ecole des Beaux (Paris).