Contemporary Art Online | New York

Contemporary Art Online | New York

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Lot Closed

July 18, 04:20 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details



1929 - 1999


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.)


Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York

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

Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York

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

“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)