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Kool and Mild Today

Object Number: 
1992.7
Date: 
1991
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 60 x 57 in. ( 152.4 x 144.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Inscribed at lower right: "Safranek 1991"
Description: 
The painting depicts the area near the artist's studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It documents the tenements, graffiti, and garbage-strewn streets that characterize the area. The East River and the Manhattan skyline are seen in the distance, a contrast of both architecture and lifestyle.
Gallery Label: 
Douglas Safranek (b. 1956) reveived his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin. He is known for his work in egg tempera.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard D. and Monica M. Segal
Provenance: 
1991 Schmidt-Bingham Gallery, New York, to Monica and Richard Segal
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group