Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 53

Price Realized: $ 7,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000


Female Nude.
Oil on canvas. 1940. 610x760 mm; 24x30 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower left recto. 1940.

Provenance: estate of Ray Blanco, New Jersey; private collection, New Jersey.

Quaintance was one of the early American pioneers of kitchsy, homoerotic, fantasy art. His illustrations for Physique Pictorial magazine in the early 1950s helped to popularize his work. He is most sought after for his macho, campy, muscular images of cowboys, gods, matadors and other overtly masculine, skimpily-clad, idealized physical specimens. But he was also an accomplished portrait painter and landscapist. Outside of his portraiture, there are few known images of women in his ouevre.