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Pop Art in the U.S. and Europe: Nicholas Krushenick (American, 1929-1999)

Valerio Adami, Joan Gardy Artigas, Richard Avedon, Enrico Baj, Elizabeth Blackadder, Richard Bosman, Christo, Robert Cottingham, Allan D'Arcangelo, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, R. B. Kitaj, Nicholas Krushenick, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, Claes Oldenburg, Peter Phillips, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Saul Steinberg, Andy Warhol, John Wesley, and Tom Wesselmann
Krushenick was born in New York City. He studied for two years at the Hans Hofmann school in New York. Clement Greenberg probably came closest when he classified Krushenick amongst the "Post-Painterly Abstractionist Painters." One of the original group of POP Artists, in his works one can very clearly feel and enjoy the "Spirit of Pop": graphically striking, sometimes shocking, always funny, they reflecting the irritations of metropolitan life.

Krushenick's work is in the permanent collections of such museums as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the Chrysler Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth TX), Fisher Gallery (University of Southern California, Los Angeles), the Denver Art Museum, Lowe Art Museum (University Of Miami), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum (The University of Minnesota), the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma WA), the University of Illinois Art Museum, the Museum of Art & Archaeology (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia MO), The Empire State Collection (Empire State Building, NY NY), Brigham Young University Museum (Provo UT), The Michael C Carlos Museum (Emory University, Atlanta GA), Wright Museum of Art (Beloit College). European Collections include the Folkwang Museum, Essen and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

His work has been featured in the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 1963, "Systemic Painting", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1966, "New Forms and Shapes of Colour," Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1966, and "The Sixties," Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Selected Bibliography: Galerie Beyeler, Nicholas Krushenick (Basel: Galerie Beyeler, 1971); Nicholas Krushenick, Nicholas Krushenick (Hannover: Kestner-Gesellschaft, 1972); Nicholas Krushenick, Krushenick: April 26 - May 21, 1969 (NY : Pace 1969); Robert Rosenblum, Krushenick (Paris: Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, 1966); Robert Rosenblum, Krushenick (Paris: Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, 1967); Dean Swanson, Nicholas Krushenick (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1968).
James Bond Meets Pussy Galore. Original color serigraph, 1965. 200 signed & numbered impressions plus 25 impressions H.C. for for contributors (numbered A/Y-Y/Y) to the portfolio, New York Ten. One of the classic POP prints. Image size: 558x430mm. Price: SOLD.

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