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February 21, 2017

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SoHo Sunrise
Stanislas Kuzawa

Kuzawa led an interesting life. He was born in NYC in the late 50's or early 60's (no firm info) to a Slavic circus performer (Lion tamer) and a Japanese mother whose parents had left Japan in the 1930s to avoid the excesses of the rapidly militarizing government. She was the artist of the family, specializing in cityscapes in miniature, with whole blocks that could fit on an envelope. Sadly, none of her work survives.

Kuzawa spent his formative years traveling with his parents and the circus, but NYC was his home, as most of his work is focused on city life.

He painted this in his mother's honor, and the story is that it was his last piece...soon after this was sent to his dealer he left for a year-long trip to Micronesia, and simply never returned.

I like the clean lines, and the hint of a possibly empty city. He clearly was influenced by Hopper, but there are others in his work. He seemed like an interesting man, perhaps he will return from his self-exile one day....hell, he is probably working under a pseudonym as one of the hipster modern artists getting paid $50,000 for an installation of two rolls of toilet paper and a used condom.

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posted by CBD at 09:30 AM

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