March 7, 05:37 PM GMT
30,000 - 50,000 USD
Property from the Collection of John M. and Elly B. Beard
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.)
Pace Gallery, New York
Sotheby's, New York, 2 October 1980, Lot 72
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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.