What is the size of this painting, and at your convenience, please send images of the back side. (do not remove from frame).
May I please know what particular information it is that you seek on this painting?
Yes, this is indeed an original painting with a nearly 'hidden' image among the abstract expressionist style background.
It is signed "Lauder" however there is not a listed artist who fits the dates, style and signature. This was likely done by a commercial decorative wall art painter, and they were many times either unlisted or used fictitious names.
Given the era of the painting, which can be determined by the Leroy-Nieman-esque work and sporting theme of jockey on horseback as seen from a head-on perspective, this can be construed as a view of Secretariat who won his first race in 1972.
Based on comparables as well as the size of the painting, this has a value of $350 - $550 on today's market.
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