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Al Niksa (American, 1916-2010), "Run, Run - Run", acrylic on canvas, signed

Al Niksa (American, 1916-2010), "Run, Run - Run", acrylic on canvas, signed

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Signed "Niksa" in black paint lower right, framed


Appears fine. Please contact for specific condition questions. Not examined out of the frame. Lofty does not guarantee the condition or authenticity of frames.


Private collection


Sight: Height 36 in. x Width 30 in.

Frame: Height 36.75 in. x Width 30.75 in.

About The Artist:

Al Niksa was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1916. After serving in World War II, he enrolled in art school and subsequently became an automobile stylist for the Chrysler Corporation, a career that lasted twenty-seven years. After his retirement in 1975, Niksa continued to create on his own artwork. He passed away in Royal Oak, Michigan, just outside the city limits of Detroit, in 2010.

\"Run, Run - Run" is an example of pop-inspired painting and is informed by Niksa's experience with commercial art and design. At mid century advertising was coming in to its own and American artists including Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol took interest in common objects and the material of everyday life. Like Ruscha, Niksa not only addressed images, but also forms, colors, and the stuff of branding. Here, Niksa has confidently divided his canvas into bold fields of color. Keith Haring's palette comes to mind, while the punchy silhouettes and stark demarcations echo Haring's pop aesthetic as well. Despite the lack of depth or illusionism, the work has a marked sense of forward movement and energy. The main figure, pictured three times in silhouette, seems to bound out of the composition and into our space. "Run, Run - Run" proves to be a fitting title.

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Al Niksa (American, 1916-2010), "Run, Run - Run", acrylic on canvas, signed

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