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Lot 52

NICK VACCARO Untitled Abstract Oil (ca. 1980s)

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Nick Vaccaro
(Kansas, 1931-2002)
Untitled, circa 1980s
Oil on canvas
38" x 42"

Signed "NV" to the reverse. A departure from the artist's 1960s abstract expressionism, the application and color palette of this painting might evoke Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bilder compositions. The artist's polychrome painted wooden frame measures 38 1/2" x 42 1/2" 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.


Very good condition, with no issues or touch-ups visible under blacklight inspection.