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Lot 109

NICK VACCARO "Crisis" (1960s Oil)

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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Nick Vaccaro
(Kansas, 1931-2002)
Crisis, circa 1960s
Oil on canvas
42" x 42"

Signed to the bottom right, titled to the reverse. The frame measures 42 3/4" x 42 3/4" x 1 1/2".

Nick Vaccaro was a professor and chairman of the drawing and painting department at the University of Kansas. As an artist, Vaccaro was the recipient of purchase awards from the San Francisco Museum of Art (1958), the Dallas Museum of Fine Art (1961), and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, and his work has additionally been exhibited in the Nelson Gallery of Art, Oklahoma Arts Center, Wichita Art Museum, and Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts.


The bottom stretcher bar has partially pulled away from the side bars, resulting in canvas buckling along the bottom edge (may be restretched). There is a single 1/2" paint flake in the top center (at the edge of the red brushstroke), and a second active flake still attached in the same area. Faint mildew to the reverse of the canvas.