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Nicholas Krushenick Art

American, 1929-1999
orn in the Bronx, New York in 1929, Nicholas Krushenick studied painting at the Art Students League of New York and the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. After completing his training, Krushenick designed window displays and worked in the Framing Department of the Museum of Modern Art. From 1957 to 1962, the artist, along with his brother John, operated the now legendary Brata Gallery in Manhattan’s East Village. Brata displayed the works of many of the foremost artists of the day, including, among others: Ronald Bladen, Ed Clarke, Al Held, Yayoi Kusama, and George Sugarman. Krushenick first developed his signature “pop abstract” style in the early 1960s. The loose geometries and web-like forms of his early paintings demonstrate his deliberate caricature of Abstract Expressionist “drips” or “skeins” into what more closely resemble details from cartoons—like Superman’s hair follicles, as critic Robert Rosenblum once described. The high-keyed color, formal rigor, and sheer graphic intensity of his paintings set Krushenick apart from his contemporaries. As a result, decades after its creation, Krushenick’s work still appears remarkably fresh. During the 1960s and 1970s, Krushenick had solo exhibitions at many of the most influential and prestigious galleries, including: Graham Gallery (1958, 1962, 1964, New York), Fischbach Gallery (1965, New York), Galerie Sonnabend (1967, Paris), Galerie Ziegler (1969, Zürich), Galerie Beyeler (1971, Basel), and Pace Gallery (1967, 1969, 1972, New York). During this period, his work also figured prominently in many landmark museum exhibitions, such as Post Painterly Abstraction (1964, Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Vormen van de Kleur (1964, Stedelijk Museum), Systemic Painting (1965, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), and Documenta 4 (1968, Fredericianum), among others. In 1968, the Walker Art Center mounted a retrospective exhibition of Krushenick’s work. His first European retrospective came four years later, in 1972, at the Kestner-Gesellschaft in Hannover, Germany. In 2015 he had a retrospective at the Tang Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York entitled Nicholas Krushenick: Electric Soup. Krushenick’s work is featured in the collections of over sixty major museums, including: the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Dallas Museum of Fine Art; the Empire State Art Collection; the Grey Art Gallery, New York University; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Stedelijk Museum; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
(Biography provided by Stone and Press Gallery)
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Artist: Nicholas Krushenick
Over The Rainbow Signed Limited Edition Screen Print 1978
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Rochester Hills, MI
Nicholas Krushenick Over The Rainbow - 1978 Print Type:  Screen Print on Somerset paper    Size-Width Size-Height: 27.3'' x 37.5'' inches Signed Edition Size: Signed in pencil and marked 23/200 Unframed One of America’s premier Pop art...
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Greensboro, Pop Screenprint by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick Title: Greensboro Year: 1979 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP 30 Paper Size: 34 x 26 inches
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Nicholas Krushenick Over the Top
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick Title: Over the Top Medium: Silkscreen Year: 1980 Edition: 134/200 Sheet Size: 29" x 24" Frame Size: 33 1/2" x 28 1/4" Signed:...
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1980s Abstract Nicholas Krushenick Art

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Nicholas Krushenick Tail Gate
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick Title: Tail Gate Medium: Serigraph in colors on wove paper Year: 1978 Edition: 100/200 Frame Size: 32 1/2" x 28" Sheet Size: 31" x 26" Signed: Hand signed...
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Green Machine, Pop Geometric Silkscreen by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick Title: Green Machine Year: 1982 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP 30 Image: 24 x 35 inches Paper Size: 26 x 37 inches
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Goldfinger, Pop Abstract Silkscreen by Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Goldfinger Year: 1979 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200; AP 30 Paper Size: 40 x 34 inches (...
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Silver Image, Geometric Abstract Screenprint by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick Title: Silver Image Year: 1979 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP 30 Paper Size: 32 x 26 inches (81.28 x 66.04 cm)
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Silver Liner
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick Medium: Screenprint Title: Silver Liner Year: 1977 Edition: 103/200 Framed Size: 33 3/4" x 27 3/4" Sheet Size: 34" x 26" Signed: Hand signed in pencil
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Untitled (Wire Mill Variant), Screenprint by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Untitled (Wire Mill Variant) Year: 1979 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP 30 Paper Size: ...
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Deep Down Orange, Pop Art Screenprint by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Deep Down Orange Year: 1979 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200; AP 30 Image Size: 30 x 23.5 in...
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1980 Large Pop Art Silkscreen Abstract Op Art Jagged Edge Bright Color Serigraph
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Surfside, FL
Green, Red, Silver and Black and White. Large Pop Art Silkscreen. Nicholas Krushenick (May 31, 1929 – February 5, 1999) was an American abstract painter whose artistic style straddled the line between Op Art, Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Color Field. He was active in the New York art scene in the 1960s and 1970s, before he withdrew and focused his time as a professor at the University of Maryland for almost thirty years until his death in 1999. Initially experimenting with a more Abstract Expressionist inspired style and cut paper collage, Krushenick is more well known for his paintings which use bold Liquitex colors and juxtaposing black lines, which fall under the category of pop abstraction. In fact, he is a singular figure within that style. Born in New York City in 1929, Krushenick dropped out of high school, served in World War II, worked on constructing the Major Deegan Expressway, and then returned to art school, with the help of the GI Bill. He attended the Art Students League of New York (1948–1950) and the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art (1950–1951). In the early 1950s Krushenick supported himself and his family by designing window displays for department stores and working for the Whitney and Metropolitan museums and the Museum of Modern Art. In 1957, he and his brother, John Krushenick, opened a framing shop on Tenth Street, which quickly turned into an artists' cooperative called Brata Gallery. Artists such as Al Held, Ronald Bladen...
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Iron Butterfly, Geometric Abstract with Silver Detail by Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick Title: Untitled from the Iron Butterfly Suite Year: 1968 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and dated in pencil, verso Edition: 125 (unnumbered) Paper Size: 35.5 ...
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1960s Abstract Geometric Nicholas Krushenick Art

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Lincoln Center, Large Abstract by Nicholas Krushenick 1968
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Lincoln Center Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929–1999) Date: 1968 Screenprint on canvas mounted to paper, signed, numbered, and dated verso Edition of 119/144 Size: 73 x 42 in. (18...
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1960s Abstract Geometric Nicholas Krushenick Art

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OVER THE TOP
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Aventura, FL
Screenprint in colors on paper. Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Sheet size 31 x 26 inches. Image size approx 29 x 23.75 inches. From the edition of 200. Certificate...
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2010s Contemporary Nicholas Krushenick Art

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TAIL GATE
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Aventura, FL
Screenprint in colors on paper. Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Sheet size 31.5 x 26 inches. Image size 28.25 x 23.5 inches. From the edition of 200. Certificate of...
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2010s Contemporary Nicholas Krushenick Art

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Orange One Variant, Geometric Abstract with Silver Detail
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick Title: Untitled (Orange One Variant) Year: 1980 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP 35 Paper Size: 36 x 30 in. (91.44 x 76...
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Kindergarten, Pop Geometric Abstract Silkscreen by Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Kindergarten Year: 1979 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP 35 Image Size: 33.5 x 24 inche...
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Ohne Titel
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Ohne Titel" 1973 is an original color silkscreen by noted New York artist Nicholas Krushenick, 1929-1999. It is hand signed, dated and ...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Nicholas Krushenick Art

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Untitled (Wire Mill Variant)
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Untitled (Wire Mill Variant) Year: 1979 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP 30 Paper Siz...
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Grill, Abstract Screenprint by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick Title: Grill Year: 1980 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP 30 Paper Size: 40 x 34 inches (101.6 x 86.36 cm)
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Kiss Kiss Candy, Pop Art Abstract Screenprint by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Kiss Kiss Candy Year: 1978 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200; AP 30...
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Over the Top
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick Title: Over the Top Year: 1978 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP 30 Image Size: 29 x 24 in. (...
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Small Pink, Abstract Geometric Serigraph by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Small Pink Year: 1979 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 175/175 Image Size: 33.5 x 26 inches Size: ...
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Untitled VI from the Fire-Flash-Fire-Fade Portfolio by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Untitled VI from Fire-Flash-Fire-Fade Portfolio Year: 1971 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150 ...
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North End ( Reference to Chicago's gay sports bar in Boystown near Wrigley)
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in New Orleans, LA
Nicholas Krushenick 's "North End" is a color silkscreen pencil signed, dated, and editioned; proof from the published edition of 200, . Nicholas Krushenick (American, 1929 – 1999) ...
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Silver Liner, Pop Abstract Serigraph by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Silver Liner Year: 1978 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200; AP 30 Size: 32 x 26 inches (66.04...
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Iron Street, Pop Print by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Iron Street Year: 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200 Image: 30.5 x 24 inches Paper Size: ...
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North End, Pop Abstract Silkscreen by Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: North End Year: 1978 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP 30 Image Size: 33 x 24 inches Pap...
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Tail Gate, Abstract Pop Art Screenprint by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Tail Gate Year: 1978 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200, AP 35 Paper Size: 34 x 26 inches [86...
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Over the Rainbow, Screenprint by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Over the Rainbow Year: 1978 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 20...
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Big Sky, Pop Abstract Silkscreen by Nicholas Krushenick
By Nicholas Krushenick
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nicholas Krushenick, American (1929 - 1999) Title: Big Sky Year: 1980 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200; AP 30 Size: 40 x 34 inches (101.6 x 86...
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