"Still Life with Hat and Oranges" by GNAY
You probably recognize this painting from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. It is an early oil on canvas and it probably dates from the late 80’s as the denim baby hat is know to be from one of his daughters. Notice the firm use of orange juxtaposed against the blueness of the blue. A daring and innovative exploration of someness by a relative unknown artist! This is the only know GNAY that contains a piece of fruit. Rumour has it; viewers grabbing at the lifelike fruit damaged the painting on numerous occasions. Disgruntled, GNAY vowed to never paint fruit again.