Aug 17, 2023 - Sale 2644

Sale 2644 - Lot 100

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

Summer's Day. Oil on Canvas. Signed, Quaintance, and inscribed as titled on stretcher. 610x610 mm; 24x24. Circa 1940.

Quaintance was one of the early American pioneers of homoerotic fantasy art. His illustrations for Physique Pictorial magazine in the early 1950s helped to popularize his work. While best known for his images of overtly masculine and campy cowboys, gods, matadors, and other idealized physical specimens, he was also an accomplished portrait painter and landscapist. Outside of his portraiture, there are few known images of women in his oeuvre.

Provenance: Private collection, Los Angeles.

Reproduced: Dian Hanson and Reed Massengill, Quaintance (Taschen, 2010), pg. 32