Kelly Butenhoff Luchini

Persistence, 1999
Mixed media on aluminum
34 x 23 in
SKU: 10246c
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'Persistence' is an original mixed media painting on rough-cut aluminium by American artist and appraiser Kelly Butenhoff/Luchini. In the image, the artist shows a yellow figure against a blue background; however, the painting is even more about the material of paint and metal than it is about figuration. Recalling the figurative paintings of Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning, the work is constructed of built-up textured layers, their rough surface mirrored by the irregular border of the aluminum sheet support. These same colors are seen in the Ukrainian flag. Yellow and blue represent Ukraine’s wheat fields below the blue skies and mountains. All proceeds of this sale will be donated to help Ukrainian refugees. 34 x 23 inches Artist's labels on reverse Unframed, ready to hang Framing options available Overall good condition; some lifting of paint around edges; paint loss upper left