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Gregory Kondos (1923-2021) Painting, "Fishing Hut"

Framed Gregory Kondos (1923-2021) oil on oil board painting, "Fishing Hut Mistique West Indies". Signed and dated (1991) lower right. Signed, titled and dated verso. Dimensions: (sight) 6.12"h x 3.75"w; (overall) 16.62"h x 12"w. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $50.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Gregory Kondos spent decades depicting California’s unique, majestic beauty, from its rolling farmland to its varied coastline, to the forests and peaks of Yosemite, where he often served as artist-in-residence. He was drawn to the deserts around Santa Fe, and to Europe, especially Greece, the country from which his parents emigrated. He was celebrated as one of the world’s foremost landscape painters, known for his light-filled palette and intuitive, organic forms that seem like effortless extensions of nature.

Kondos described his paintings as possessing a sense of quietude and cleanliness while maintaining a necessary lonely quality: “Less is more…and what is left out makes the picture more understandable.” His distilled images tend to feature a solitary element—a lone boat, a mountain peak, a house standing away from the others—that projects a contemplative sense of being alone in thought. His simple yet lively palette and elegant lines, influenced by artists like Willem de Kooning, Cezanne, and Gauguin, allow us to place ourselves within the space of the painting. Chief curator and associate director at Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum, Scott A. Shields, who organized “A Touch of Blue: Landscapes by Gregory Kondos” at the museum in 2013, remarks: “His paintings simultaneously celebrate the terrain's inherent formal, abstract properties, as well as the beautiful possibilities of the paint itself."

 

 

 

 

 

Condition:

Very good. Did not examine out of frame. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,205
05/26/2021

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21% through witherells.com.  Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards.