NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK | HONG KONG
NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK | HONG KONG
NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK | HONG KONG
NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK | HONG KONG
NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK | HONG KONG
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NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK | HONG KONG

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD

NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK | HONG KONG

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Sold:21,250USD

Lot Details

Description

NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK

1929 - 1999

HONG KONG


signed and dated apr 1962 on the reverse

oil on linen 

Canvas: 36¼ by 28 in. (92 by 71.1 cm.)

Framed: 38⅝ by 30⅜ in. (98 by 77.2 cm.)


PROVENANCE

Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2013-2014

Condition Report

This work is in good condition overall. There are tonal and textural shifts due to the artists working method and chosen media. There are minor losses to the corners and scattered pinpoint losses at the lower edge, visible upon close inspection. There are scattered minor accretions at the edges, visible upon close inspection. There is scattered stable cracking throughout, most notably at the upper edge, center purple and center black passages, visible upon close inspection. There is pigment separation throughout the yellow passages, visible upon close inspection. Under ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2013-2014

Catalogue Note

“Nicholas Krushenick made paintings that are simultaneously idiosyncratic and inevitable, melding Pop and abstraction seemingly before anyone else thought to do it—a fusion that has survived its original moment to seem more vital than ever… By 1962, the artist had set his course with the imagery and spatial intervals that we recognize as his signature style: shapes are outlined in black, colors are high-key and flat, and, while some forms undulate, a threshold space often abuts the stretcher bars, establishing a rectilinear geometry that plays against the quasi-organic shapes… Krushenick’s paintings are akin to representation in the way they expose and tie their own perceptual operations to their thingness, but the works never become something we’re sure we know.” (Stephen Westfall, “Inventing Pop Abstraction”, Art In America, Feburary 2015)

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Online bidding closed18 Jul 2019 | 07:30 PM GMT