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    Otis Huband (American, b. 1933)
    Icon, 2000
    Oil on canvas
    56-1/2 x 42 inches (143.5 x 106.7 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Otis 2K
    Signed, dated, and titled on the reverse: Icon 2K / Otis Huband

    Private Collection, Bellaire, Texas;
    Heritage Auctions, Dallas, October 29, 2016, lot 75009;
    Private collection, acquired from the above.

    Otis Dare Huband is considered by some to be one of Texas's most important contemporary artists. He has not received as much attention as some of his contemporaries, probably due to sidestepping the gallery scene and selling directly to collectors. Leaving his childhood home in Virginia, Huband studied at Accademia di Belli Arti in Perugia, Italy as well as receiving degrees from the Virginia Commonwealth University and California College of the arts. In 1965, Huband settled in Houston where he continued to explore his talent and teach for over 50 years. Huband has stated, "I seek to violate the 'white' of the canvas, to make order out of chaos." Utilizing oil sticks and smudges as well as mixing color and curves to create art, this figurative expressionist's works are both playful and evocative.

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    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas. Under UV exam, there appears to be no inpaint. light edges wear. 2 inch scuff in the upper right quadrant.
    Framed Dimensions 57.5 X 43 Inches
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    May, 2021
    22nd Saturday
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