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“Endangered Species - Oh innocent Killer-Fool”

“Endangered Species - Oh innocent Killer-Fool”

Saul Lishinsky

1922 - 2006
Oil on Canvas
20" x 24"
    Lishinsky studied at the Art Students League. The Artist counted among his close friends, important artist of the day including; Alice Neel, Phillip Reisman, Anthony Toney, Joseph Solomon, John Krucman, Louis Harris and Theo Fried. I had the opportunity to spend time going through the Artist’s archives and uncovered a book he created with the above listed Artists and various other correspondence with them. He was a member of the MacDowell Creative Community.

    Lishinksy's social activtism led him to form the group Bronx Community Murals where murals were produced by everyday people, children, and the mentally ill in a variety of public spaces. In Requiem “he constructed a monument to the holocausts to which humanity has been subjected. Bodies in coffins, people in cages appear in a subway station setting, creating a macabre setting. In the midst of this tragedy appears a group of people making music, a tribute to the power of the human spirit despite the horrors.” The same critic wrote of Lishinsky's "New World Discovery" painted for the Quincentennial Anniversary of Columbus, “shows Columbus' ship transporting a skyscraper, and Columbus himself with a rat's tail under his frockcoat.

    The artist regularly exhibited at the Westbeth Gallery which continued to exhibit his work until 2006. Other Solo exhibitions included four at the Hudson Guild in Provincetown, ACA, the Seligman Gallery, the Maitlan Gallery, the Eastside Gallery, and the Riverside Museum. His work has recently undergone a reevaluation and is developing a sound auction record.


Price: $550.00   On Sale: Take 64% off gallery price

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