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Lowell Nesbitt
American, 1933-1993

Iris Tondo-’79

1979

Oil on canvas

60 in. Dm x 3 in. D (152.4 cm Dm x 7.6 cm D)

$15,000.00

Lowell Nesbitt’s colossal Iris encourages the viewer to explore intimately a subject which is diminutive, almost as if examining it through a microscope. Combining photorealistic imagery with a Pop Art monumentality, Iris Tondo is representative of the oeuvre which made Nesbitt famous; though he painted a variety of subjects, his large-scale, highly realistic paintings of flowers gained him popularity with the general public. However, Nesbitt rejected the Photorealist categorization, stating, “I think of myself less as a realist and more as a painter,” a statement which responds to critics of the hyperrealist movement who denounced the style as pure copy.

Lowell Nesbitt’s colossal Iris encourages the viewer to explore intimately a subject which is diminutive, almost as if examining it through a microscope. Combining photorealistic imagery with a Pop Art monumentality, Iris Tondo is representative of the oeuvre which made Nesbitt famous; though he painted a variety of subjects, his large-scale, highly realistic paintings of flowers gained him popularity with the general public. However, Nesbitt rejected the Photorealist categorization, stating, “I think of myself less as a realist and more as a painter,” a statement which responds to critics of the hyperrealist movement who denounced the style as pure copy.

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Condition

Excellent, with professional conservation treatment around painting circumference, including minor infills of paint losses and inpainting. Face of painting untouched.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

References

McNay Art Museum, 1976.18

Saginaw Art Museum, 1973.3.1

South Dakota Art Museum, 2013.05.282

Excellent, with professional conservation treatment around painting circumference, including minor infills of paint losses and inpainting. Face of painting untouched.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

McNay Art Museum, 1976.18

Saginaw Art Museum, 1973.3.1

South Dakota Art Museum, 2013.05.282

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All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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