Year: 1967 Technique: Screen printing Paper size: 36 x 30 cm Image size: 30 x 30 cm Edition: 47/100 Signed
Artist New York, 1929-1999 Nicholas Krushenick was an American artist whose style spans between Op Art, Pop Art, Abstract expressionism, Minimalism and Colourfield. Krushenick was active in the New York art scene in the 1960s and 1970s. Together with his brother, he ran the Brata Gallery from 1957 to 1962Manhattan. This gallery was one of the '10th street galleries'; galleries that opened in the 1950s and 1960s in Manhattan's East Village. These galleries were run by artists, often without staff and often operated on a small budget. Krushenick's Brata Gallery showcased the work of renowned artists Yayoi Kusama and George Sugarman, among others. After this period, Krushenick had solo exhibitions in many of the most influential and prestigious galleries around the world. His work also received a prominent place in many museum exhibitions. His work can be recognized by his 'pop-abstract' style: loose geometric shapes in bright, striking colors resemble elements from cartoons and display a graphic intensity. Because of these characteristics, Krushenick's work still appears fresh, modern and new today, when in reality it is decades old. Krushenick's work still hangs in many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.