Kool and Mild Today
Oil on canvas
Overall: 60 x 57 in. ( 152.4 x 144.8 cm )
inscriptions: Inscribed at lower right: "Safranek 1991"
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.
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.
Gift of Richard D. and Monica M. Segal
1991 Schmidt-Bingham Gallery, New York, to Monica and Richard Segal
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