Retro vintage signed 1974 original watercolor of downtown Los Angeles freeways and skyscrapersRetro vintage signed 1974 original watercolor of downtown Los Angeles freeways and skyscrapersRetro vintage signed 1974 original watercolor of downtown Los Angeles freeways and skyscrapersRetro vintage signed 1974 original watercolor of downtown Los Angeles freeways and skyscrapersRetro vintage signed 1974 original watercolor of downtown Los Angeles freeways and skyscrapersRetro vintage signed 1974 original watercolor of downtown Los Angeles freeways and skyscrapersRetro vintage signed 1974 original watercolor of downtown Los Angeles freeways and skyscrapersRetro vintage signed 1974 original watercolor of downtown Los Angeles freeways and skyscrapersRetro vintage signed 1974 original watercolor of downtown Los Angeles freeways and skyscrapersRetro vintage signed 1974 original watercolor of downtown Los Angeles freeways and skyscrapers

An interesting work of the mid 1970's----original watercolor and crayon drawing of the freeway intersections and downtown towers of Los Angeles at the time, signed at lower right "John N" and dated 10-74. The piece measures 12 1/2" by 13" inside the mat and 19 1/2" by 19 1/2" in the period frame. This is not quite artist Wayne Thiebaud and his famed California elevated freeways, which are now seen as Pop Art works in and of themselves; but this artist had a modern vision and handled the subject magnificently, in subdued avocado greens and browns and black. An unfinished skyscraper skeleton stands at left, topped by a crane. Two of the buildings have corporate names on top: IBM and Union (Oil Company of California, now best known as "76"). There is no further information on the reverse or elsewhere; the identity of the artist remains a mystery.

ITEM ID
JB04589
MEDIA
Watercolor, Conte
STYLE
Contemporary
ORIGIN
California • Californian

Retro vintage signed 1974 original watercolor of downtown Los Angeles freeways and skyscrapers

$475

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