1951 Roger Kuntz "Good Morning Reverend" Painting
About a year ago, a friend of mine passed away, and his mother was a art teacher up in Glendale, and my wife and I were the beneficiaries, and gave us pretty much a closet full of art, and this was one of the, one of the paintings that was, that was in the closet.
Well, you brought a neat one in. The artist's name is Roger Kuntz, a California painter who became extremely well-known in the late 1950s for his freeway paintings in and around Los Angeles. And the neat thing about this work is that on the back is an accession label from the Pasadena Art Museum that took it as their purchase prize in 1951. And at that time, Kuntz was just becoming well-known for his regional work. Well, another neat label on the back is a "deaccessioned" label from 1969, when the museum would have sold it. The title of the work is "Good Morning, Reverend!" It's an oil on canvas and the subject is typical of his regional work. It's a wonderful early example of his work. It's in relatively good condition, totally untouched. At auction I would expect an estimated value of $3,000 to $5,000.
That's great. (chuckles)
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