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Karl Kasten (American, 1916-2010), "Domain du Lutin", 1958, oil on canvas, signed

Karl Kasten (American, 1916-2010), "Domain du Lutin", 1958, oil on canvas, signed

Item Description:

Signed and dated lower left 'KASTEN '58', signed and titled on the reverse, in its original, simple "strip" or "studio" frame, likely applied and painted gray by the artist himself

The artist has combined areas of heavy paint coverage and sections of impasto, with more lightly painted passages and even bits of raw canvas. This painting is among a series from the late 50s-early 60s with French titles: "Domain du Lutin" means "place of the elf or fairy." (Mrs. Kasten was French, and the couple often traveled in her homeland).

Condition:

Appears to be in very good, original condition. The colors are bright and clean. The original frame has some bumps and marks. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions.

Provenance:

Private collection, San Francisco
Acquired from the above

Note: a label on the reverse (partially lost/defaced) indicates the painting was loaned by the artist to an event at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Dimensions:

Height 27 in. x Width 40 in. (canvas)

About The Artist:

Karl Kasten (1916-2010) was a notable San Francisco Bay Area painter, printmaker, and instructor. He studied art and then taught for many years at UC Berkeley. His work as an Abstract Expressionist was much influenced by Hans Hofmann, with whom Kasten studied in the early 1950s. Kasten is well represented in private and public collections.

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Karl Kasten (American, 1916-2010), "Domain du Lutin", 1958, oil on canvas, signed

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