Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts; By descent (daughter), Laguna Niguel, California; Private collection, Los Angeles; The Artist
Representing fall season, Lukits created a poetic ambiance with luminous qualities of a rural harvest. The scene show's a bowl of perfectly-ripened oranges and clusters of firm grapes. At the apex of the skewed-pyramid composition is a copper jug, which one could imagine to be filled with cold, fresh milk. The freshly-cut chrysanthemums laid across the table complement a simple banquet reminiscent of Southern California farm life in the 1930s.
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