Chris Cran

Canadian (1949)

Chris Cran is a Canadian painter.
Based on records, Chris Cran's estimated art value is C$20,000 (*)

Chris Cran's work could be available for sale through Art Galleries or at public auction with prices in the range of C$2,500 - C$50,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Chris Cran (1949) was C$43,875 - paid for "Self-Portrait with the Combat Nymphos of Saigon" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, May 26, 2010. has 18 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$2,500 to C$50,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

Chris Cran's explorations of popular culture, artistic authorship, fame and the politics of high art are expressed incisively in the large format Self-Portrait series executed in the mid and late 1980s. In this one, he places himself in context with Mao Tse-tung and Andy Warhol. Cran appears as the well-heeled artist on the left, whose respectful viewing of the red Mao has been interrupted as he notices and glances with disapproval at the defiant figure on the right who crosses his arms over his chest and stares directly, we presume, into the face of the blue Mao. Yellow Mao's gaze captures ours, and an interesting moment of art psychology unfolds as he seems to ask our opinion on this situation. The size of the figures in the work underscores this as, relative to us, they are almost life size; thus we might be standing in another room in the same gallery, gazing in. The smoothly painted surface of the work, cleanly executed in primary colours with black and white, speaks of Pop Art, as does the incongruous message the work sends.

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