Meltdown on Wall Street, Original Oil on Canvas, Painting by Kim Novak

Meltdown on Wall Street

Meltdown on Wall Street, Original Oil on Canvas, Painting by Kim Novak
Meltdown on Wall Street


Oil on Canvas

Limited Editions of 300
Available Print Sizes:
16″ x 20″
12″ x 15″
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“I was born during the ‘Great Depression,’ which followed the biggest meltdown that Wall Street has ever known. It was the inspiration for my painting of a more recent meltdown on America’s Wall Street.

Many of my bittersweet memories begin with fantasies starting in a cast iron frying pan. I remember my mother sobbing as if our world was coming to an end – then I started sobbing because she was sobbing.  All our tears disappeared when my father appeared to turn a bowl of beer batter into jumping horses and dancing girls kicking up their heels in the sizzling pan of bubbling oil.  Besides his hotcakes, he would enrapture my sister and me with a magic show of coloring eggs. Dad would dip hard boiled eggs into an oil mixture of brilliant colors; swirling them up and down and round and round into a kaleidoscope of images that tickled my imagination. That’s how it all began – a bittersweet introduction to the wonderland of ART – it was the key that opened a door to the magical world of make believe, where I learned to see the light beyond the dark cloud hovering over our country’s ‘Great Depression’… it helped me to cope with my own form of dark cloud depression.”

~ Kim NovaK, Artist


One thought on “Meltdown on Wall Street”

  1. im still new to facebook and a computer for that matter, i still have to get a picture for facebook. i lost my mom in 2010, mother and grandmother both were school teachers, my mother was born in 1931, also a child of the depression. her dad my grandfather was lucky, he worked for firestone rubber, here in akron ohio, came up from tennesee in 1926 to akron to better his life. but even the employed had to be careful. i love all your paintings, when i get back from vacation, ill see how i can work it to buy a print of vertigo . i think your fans want to take up painting now.thank you again for sharing your life with us. also i didnt know you would be in youngstown for your art exhibit, i was upset not to know, but i didnt know you had facebook. i am 45 minutes to an hour from youngstown, and i am going to see your exhibit, i think it ends july 20th. im very proud of you and hope the best for you and bob

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