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John Aquilino (American)
LOT ID: 67223
Crossing Light, 2009

Oil, on canvas
50 х 34 х 2 in. (127 x 86.36 x 5.08 cm.)
Signed, titled and dated by the artist in ink on verso.
Lot description
"Crossing Light" (2009), by famed American Contemporary artist John Aquilino, is one of his largest and most visually arresting realist oil paintings to date, and is a major work from the artist's oeuvre. Aquilino celebrates the urban American landscape through his iconic use of large areas of flat, bright colors, patterns and heightened realism. The dramatically vertical format of this work underscores the cropped composition and sheer height of the skyscraper depicted at center. In turn, the use of color pattern and detail is an exciting feature of Aquilino's paintings. For example, this work takes its name from a minute detail amongst the cavernous urban landscape--the single crossing light at the street corner, inviting the viewer to admire the grandeur of the painting, while at the same time discover its most subtle and quiet intricacies. Aquilino's love of urban environments is admittedly connected to his native New York City, where he was born, raised and also went to University. This work is professionally framed and in perfect condition.

Aquilino lives and works in the Washington D.C. US, and as such has had many important corporate and public art commissions in the region, including The DC Council on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC,;The National Association of Home Builders, Washington, DC; Rowe Chiropractic Offices, New York, NY; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Washington, DC as well as notable Museum and Gallery exhibitions for the past decade. His work is in select private Collections in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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