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Wild Orchid
1961 Oil & Acrylic



Dan Abramson

Entitled Wild Orchid, this 1961 oil and acrylic on canvas abstracted floral still life is by self-taught New York and L.A. artist Dan Abramson (1923-2012). During the 1960s, he was considered a "Mad Man," creating iconic commercial illustrations. His first solo show took place in New York City, NY, in 1961, and he participated in group shows with contemporaries such as Rauschenberg, Warhol, Jasper Johns & Jim Dine. He temporarily retreated from the art world in 1967, reemerging as a visual artist in the late 1980s in Los Angeles, CA. He worked with assemblage and decorative arts, transitioning later to works on paper: collages & manipulated images. His later works were produced in Casa Effie (his artist's home in Silverlake, California). He was represented by Louis Stern Fine Arts in West Hollywood for a decade and had many solo & group shows.

Oil & Acrylic on Canvas
29.5"x36.5" framed 

Signed lower right; dated and titled on the back. Excellent vintage condition. Double-framed in the original artist-built lath wood frame with a silver face and natural edges.