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NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK | ORANGE BLOCK CO.

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK | ORANGE BLOCK CO.

NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK | ORANGE BLOCK CO.

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

52,500

USD

Property from the Collection of John M. and Elly B. Beard


NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK

1929 - 1999

ORANGE BLOCK CO.


signed and dated Dec 1972 on the reverse

liquitex on canvas

60 by 50⅛ in. (152.4 by 127.3 cm.)

This work is in very good condition overall. There are two minor losses to the upper right corner and along the upper turning edge, visible upon close inspection. There is some minor wear and rubbing to the lower turning edges, visible upon close inspection. Under ultraviolet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed.


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Nicholas Krushenick first developed his signature “pop abstract” style in the early 1960s, which was a synthesis of Op Art, Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Color Field. The high-keyed color, formal rigor and graphic intensity of his paintings set Krushenick apart from his contemporaries. His work was exhibited in solo exhibitions at the blue-chip galleries of the 1960s and 1970s, including Galerie Sonnabend, Galerie Beyeler and Pace, and he was the subject of a mid-career retrospective at the Walker Art Center in 1968.