William K.C. Truschel (Pittsburgh; 20th/21st century)
The Second E.E. Cummings or Hippie Landings, circa 1970
Oil painting on board
Initialed and numbered “KCT 666” to the lower right
An oil painting on board titled The Second E.E. Cummings (Hippie Landings) by Pittsburgh outsider artist K.C. Truschel (20th/21st-century), dated circa 1970. This satirical composition features a blue ambiguous figure playing the banjo on an extraterrestrial terrain while surrounded by various aliens. The work is signed and numbered “KCT 666” to the lower right. The piece is titled to the verso. It is presented in a wood frame.
K.C. Truschel was an unknown, self-taught painter from Bradford Woods near Pittsburgh. He painted from 1962-1967 and his work was never shown during his lifetime. His paintings often display themes of man’s shortcomings. His work was exhibited at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in 2002.
- minor scratches throughout and wear throughout the frame; minor discolorations and negligible accretions throughout the composition.
- measures the frame; sight size 24" W x 30" H.