Cactus in a sunset, unsigned, unframed acrylic on canvas, 48'' H x 60'' W, est: $3000/5000
Note: Hyperrealist artist Ray Hare works with enlarged images in order to explore in extreme detail the colors and contours of his subjects. Known for photorealist images of animals and figures, in the present work Hare focuses instead on a central cactus in shadow before a dramatic and otherworldly sky. Born in Northern California, Hare graduated from the California College of Arts and has gone on to win numerous awards and important commissions, and is widely exhibited. Provenance: Commissioned from the artist, 1979; by descent in the family to the present owner, Private Collection, Carlsbad, CA
Visual: Generally good condition. Small scratches with minor paint loss lower left, left center, upper left, upper right and right center. A 1.25'' scuff mark with paint loss along the upper left edge. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.