‘Still Life’s #3-54’
oil on canvas
18” x 24” (individual panels)
As displayed in a 1970 exhibition at The Duke University Art Museum (pre-Nasher Museum of Art)
photo attributed to Vernon Pratt
These ‘Still Life’ paintings are particularly unique in Vernon’s larger body of work as while many of his large works are comprised of smaller panels (to be displayed as a whole), these paintings themselves are individual works and not necessarily designed to be displayed entirely together. Thus these individual paintings are the perfect counterpoint to Pratt’s ‘ALL THE POSSIBILITIES OF FILLING IN SIXTEENTHS (65,536)’ which is a single painting comprised of 256 individual panels measuring over 1534 sf (currently exhibited at The Gregg Museum of Art & Design until February 10, 2019)
1/2 of these paintings are in the permanent collection of The North Carolina Museum of Art while the other panels are in a private collection.