Kenneth Noland

American, 1924–2010

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An innovative colorist, Kenneth Noland began his career as an Abstract Expressionist, became one of the first practitioners of Color Field painting as part of the Washington Color School, and ultimately embraced a Minimalist approach that comprised …

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$4m, Sotheby's, 2021
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Punctual, 1979
Sold on May 14, 2021
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Painting
acrylic on shaped canvas
309.9 x 96.5 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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KENNETH NOLAND (1924-2010) signed, titled and dated 'PUNCTUAL Kenneth Noland 1979' (on the reverse) acrylic on shaped canvas 38 x 122 in. (96.5 x 309.9 cm.) Painted in 1979.
Punctual, 1979
acrylic on shaped canvas
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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309.9 x 96.5 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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KENNETH NOLAND (1924-2010) signed, titled and dated 'PUNCTUAL Kenneth Noland 1979' (on the reverse) acrylic on shaped canvas 38 x 122 in. (96.5 x 309.9 cm.) Painted in 1979.
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Passage, 1963
Sold on May 14, 2021
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acrylic on canvas
353.06 x 175.9 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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KENNETH NOLAND (1924-2010) signed, titled and dated 'Kenneth Noland 1963 "Passage"' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 69 ¼ x 139 in. (176 x 353.1 cm.) Painted in 1963.
Passage, 1963
acrylic on canvas
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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353.06 x 175.9 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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KENNETH NOLAND (1924-2010) signed, titled and dated 'Kenneth Noland 1963 "Passage"' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 69 ¼ x 139 in. (176 x 353.1 cm.) Painted in 1963.
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Soft Touch, 1963
Sold on May 13, 2021
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Painting
magna on canvas
176.5 x 175.2 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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signed, titled and dated 1963 on the reverse Magna on canvas 69 by 69 ½ in. 175.2 by 176.5 cm. framed: 70 ½ by 70 ½ in. 179.1 by 179.1 cm.
Soft Touch, 1963
magna on canvas
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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176.5 x 175.2 cm
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May 13, 2021
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signed, titled and dated 1963 on the reverse Magna on canvas 69 by 69 ½ in. 175.2 by 176.5 cm. framed: 70 ½ by 70 ½ in. 179.1 by 179.1 cm.
$4,255,000
Rocker, 1958
Sold on May 12, 2021
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Painting
acrylic on canvas
137.16 x 139.07 cm
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$4,255,000
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May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion signed twice, titled and dated 1958 on the reverse acrylic on canvas 54 ¾ by 54 ¾ in. 139.1 by 139.1 cm. 藝壇先行者:約翰・L・馬麗安夫人珍藏 肯尼斯・諾蘭 1924 – 2010年 《搖圈》 款識:藝術家簽名兩次、書題目並紀年1958(背面) 壓克力彩畫布 54 3/4 x 54 3/4 英寸;139.1 x 139.1 公分
Rocker, 1958
acrylic on canvas
May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
$4,255,000
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Painting
137.16 x 139.07 cm
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May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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$4,255,000
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American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion signed twice, titled and dated 1958 on the reverse acrylic on canvas 54 ¾ by 54 ¾ in. 139.1 by 139.1 cm. 藝壇先行者:約翰・L・馬麗安夫人珍藏 肯尼斯・諾蘭 1924 – 2010年 《搖圈》 款識:藝術家簽名兩次、書題目並紀年1958(背面) 壓克力彩畫布 54 3/4 x 54 3/4 英寸;139.1 x 139.1 公分
€2,048
Untitled, 1973
Sold on May 7, 2021
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silkscreen in color on lightweight paper
30.4 x 22.8 cm
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€2,048
Auction Sale
May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
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silkscreen in color on lightweight paper, on the reverse with the stamped signature and the copyright stamp, no.237 from the edition of 300 numbered impressions, sheet sized print 22.8 x 30.4 cm, from the portfolio 'The New York Collection for Stockholm '1973, printed at Styria Studio / New York with the stamp on the reverse and published by Experiments in Art and Technology / New York, (RAC)
Untitled, 1973
silkscreen in color on lightweight paper
May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
€2,048
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30.4 x 22.8 cm
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May 7, 2021
Dorotheum
Realized Price
€2,048
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silkscreen in color on lightweight paper, on the reverse with the stamped signature and the copyright stamp, no.237 from the edition of 300 numbered impressions, sheet sized print 22.8 x 30.4 cm, from the portfolio 'The New York Collection for Stockholm '1973, printed at Styria Studio / New York with the stamp on the reverse and published by Experiments in Art and Technology / New York, (RAC)
$27,720
Untitled, 1978
Sold on Apr 15, 2021
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Monotype printed in colors, on handmade paper
59.37 x 45.72 cm
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$27,720
Auction Sale
Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Monotype printed in colors, 1978, signed in pencil and dated, on handmade paper, framed sheet: 457 by 593 mm 18 by 23 ⅜ in framed: 702 by 781 mm 27 ⅝ by 30 ¾ in
Untitled, 1978
Monotype printed in colors, on handmade paper
Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
$27,720
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59.37 x 45.72 cm
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Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$27,720
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Monotype printed in colors, 1978, signed in pencil and dated, on handmade paper, framed sheet: 457 by 593 mm 18 by 23 ⅜ in framed: 702 by 781 mm 27 ⅝ by 30 ¾ in
$21,420
Horizontal Stripes Series (IV-2), 1978
Sold on Apr 15, 2021
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Colored and pressed paper pulp monotype
83.82 x 127.64 cm
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$21,420
Auction Sale
Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Colored and pressed paper pulp monotype, 1978, signed in pencil and dated, with the blindstamp of the printer, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, framed sheet: 1275 by 855 mm 50 ¼ by 33 ¾ in framed: 1378 by 971 mm 54 ¼ by 38 ¼ in
Horizontal Stripes Series (IV-2), 1978
Colored and pressed paper pulp monotype
Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
$21,420
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83.82 x 127.64 cm
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Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$21,420
Description
Colored and pressed paper pulp monotype, 1978, signed in pencil and dated, with the blindstamp of the printer, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, framed sheet: 1275 by 855 mm 50 ¼ by 33 ¾ in framed: 1378 by 971 mm 54 ¼ by 38 ¼ in
£231,500
Return, 1970
Sold on Mar 24, 2021
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acrylic on canvas
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£231,500
Auction Sale
Mar 24, 2021
Bonhams
Description
1970 signed, titled and dated 1970 on the reverse acrylic on canvas 102 by 244 cm. 40 3/16 by 96 1/16 in.
Return, 1970
acrylic on canvas
Mar 24, 2021
Bonhams
£231,500
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Mar 24, 2021
Bonhams
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£231,500
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1970 signed, titled and dated 1970 on the reverse acrylic on canvas 102 by 244 cm. 40 3/16 by 96 1/16 in.
$100,800
Doors: Foreground, Middleground, Background, 1989
Sold on Mar 12, 2021
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acrylic on canvas mounted to wood and colored Plexiglas construction
205.74 x 183.52 cm
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$100,800
Auction Sale
Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed, titled and variously inscribed on the reverse acrylic on canvas mounted to wood and colored Plexiglas construction 72 1/4 by 81 in. 188.6 by 205.7 cm. Executed in 1989.
Doors: Foreground, Middleground, Background, 1989
acrylic on canvas mounted to wood and colored Plexiglas construction
Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
$100,800
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205.74 x 183.52 cm
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Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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$100,800
Description
signed, titled and variously inscribed on the reverse acrylic on canvas mounted to wood and colored Plexiglas construction 72 1/4 by 81 in. 188.6 by 205.7 cm. Executed in 1989.
$302,400
Gest, 1969
Sold on Mar 12, 2021
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Painting
acrylic on canvas
338.46 x 50.8 cm
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$302,400
Auction Sale
Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed, titled and dated 1969 on the overlap; signed and titled on the stretcher bar acrylic on canvas 20 by 133 ¼ in. 50.8 by 338.5 cm. framed: 21⅛ by 134¼ in. 53.7 by 341 cm.
Gest, 1969
acrylic on canvas
Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
$302,400
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338.46 x 50.8 cm
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Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$302,400
Description
signed, titled and dated 1969 on the overlap; signed and titled on the stretcher bar acrylic on canvas 20 by 133 ¼ in. 50.8 by 338.5 cm. framed: 21⅛ by 134¼ in. 53.7 by 341 cm.