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    Victor Higgins (American, 1884-1949)
    Shadow Street (First Version)
    Oil on canvas
    12-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches (31.8 x 36.8 cm)
    Signed lower right: Victor Higgins

    Private collection, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    The present work reveals Victor Higgins's understanding and manipulation of light and shadow in order to convey the syncretistic, living landscape that is Taos. In Victor Higgins, an American Master by Dean Porter, another work titled Shadow Street is reproduced that similarly transports the viewer into Higgins's interpretation of Taos. In Shadow Street - First and Second Versions - the shadows of unseen trees and structures are stamped upon the man-made adobe walls and dusty streets, stretching the composition and casting the eye across the foreground to the slopping hills. The dance of sun-drenched adobe and the dusky shadows impress upon the viewer the intertwined pattern of nature and man in Taos.

    More information about Victor Higgins, also known as Higgins, Victor, Higgins, W. Victor, Higgins, William Victor, Victor Higgins.

    Condition Report*: Glue-lined canvas on new stretchers; minor craquelure and surface grime; under UV light, there appears to be a varnish that fluoresces with three selectively cleaned areas. Framed Dimensions 17.5 X 19.75 Inches
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    November, 2017
    3rd Friday
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