Norman Bluhm

American, 1921–1999

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Trained as an architect under Mies van der Rohe, Norman Bluhm created paintings with an abiding sense of structure, balance, and compositional technique. Influenced by the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, he sought a style even further …

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$1.1m, Christie's, 2008
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Carmenta, 1974
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
€22,500
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Painting
oil on canvas
214.0 x 182.5 cm
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€22,500
Auction Sale
Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
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Norman Bluhm (1921-1999) signé et daté 'bluhm '74' (en bas à droite); signé, titré et daté 'bluhm 74 "CARMENTA"' (au dos) huile sur toile 182.5 x 214 cm. Peint en 1974. signed and dated 'bluhm '74' (lower right); signed, titled and dated (bluhm 74 "CARMENTA"' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 71 7/8 x 84 ¼ in. Painted in 1974.
Carmenta, 1974
oil on canvas
Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
€22,500
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Painting
214.0 x 182.5 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
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€22,500
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Norman Bluhm (1921-1999) signé et daté 'bluhm '74' (en bas à droite); signé, titré et daté 'bluhm 74 "CARMENTA"' (au dos) huile sur toile 182.5 x 214 cm. Peint en 1974. signed and dated 'bluhm '74' (lower right); signed, titled and dated (bluhm 74 "CARMENTA"' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 71 7/8 x 84 ¼ in. Painted in 1974.
Bacchantes III, 1970
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
$18,900
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Painting
acrylic on three joined canvases
167.6 x 40.6 cm
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$18,900
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed and dated 70; each canvas signed and dated '70 on the reverse acrylic on three joined canvases Overall Canvas: 16 by 66 in. (40.6 by 167.6 cm.) Framed: 16⅝ by 66¾ in. (42.2 by 169.5 cm.)
Bacchantes III, 1970
acrylic on three joined canvases
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
$18,900
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Painting
167.6 x 40.6 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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$18,900
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signed and dated 70; each canvas signed and dated '70 on the reverse acrylic on three joined canvases Overall Canvas: 16 by 66 in. (40.6 by 167.6 cm.) Framed: 16⅝ by 66¾ in. (42.2 by 169.5 cm.)
Bacchantes II, 1970
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
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acrylic on three joined canvases
182.9 x 40.6 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
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signed and dated '70; each canvas signed and dated '70 on the reverse acrylic on three joined canvases Overall Canvas: 16 by 72 in. (40.6 by 182.9 cm.) Framed: 16¾ by 72¾ in. (42.5 by 184.9 cm.)
Bacchantes II, 1970
acrylic on three joined canvases
Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
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182.9 x 40.6 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
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signed and dated '70; each canvas signed and dated '70 on the reverse acrylic on three joined canvases Overall Canvas: 16 by 72 in. (40.6 by 182.9 cm.) Framed: 16¾ by 72¾ in. (42.5 by 184.9 cm.)
Bacchantes I, 1970
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Painting
acrylic on three joined canvases
182.9 x 40.6 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
each canvas signed and dated '70 on the reverse acrylic on three joined canvases Overall Canvas: 16 by 72 in. (40.6 by 182.9 cm.) Framed: 16¾ by 72¾ in. (42.5 by 184.9 cm.)
Bacchantes I, 1970
acrylic on three joined canvases
Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
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182.9 x 40.6 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
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each canvas signed and dated '70 on the reverse acrylic on three joined canvases Overall Canvas: 16 by 72 in. (40.6 by 182.9 cm.) Framed: 16¾ by 72¾ in. (42.5 by 184.9 cm.)
Ode, 1961
Sold on Nov 18, 2020
$12,750
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Work on Paper
ink and watercolor on paper
76.2 x 57.2 cm
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$12,750
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Nov 18, 2020
Bonhams
Description
1961 signed and dated 61 ink and watercolor on paper 22 1/2 by 30 in. 57.2 by 76.2 cm.
Ode, 1961
ink and watercolor on paper
Nov 18, 2020
Bonhams
$12,750
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Work on Paper
76.2 x 57.2 cm
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Nov 18, 2020
Bonhams
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$12,750
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1961 signed and dated 61 ink and watercolor on paper 22 1/2 by 30 in. 57.2 by 76.2 cm.
Untitled, 1963
Sold on Nov 18, 2020
$19,062
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Work on Paper
ink and gouache on paper
56.5 x 76.2 cm
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$19,062
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Nov 18, 2020
Bonhams
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1963 signed and dated 63 ink and gouache on paper 30 by 22 1/4 in. 76.2 by 56.5 cm.
Untitled, 1963
ink and gouache on paper
Nov 18, 2020
Bonhams
$19,062
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Work on Paper
56.5 x 76.2 cm
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Nov 18, 2020
Bonhams
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$19,062
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1963 signed and dated 63 ink and gouache on paper 30 by 22 1/4 in. 76.2 by 56.5 cm.
Untitled, 1967
Sold on Sep 30, 2020
$13,750
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Work on Paper
acrylic on paper
57.2 x 76.2 cm
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$13,750
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Sep 30, 2020
Phillips
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Untitled, 1967
acrylic on paper
Sep 30, 2020
Phillips
$13,750
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Work on Paper
57.2 x 76.2 cm
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Sep 30, 2020
Phillips
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$13,750
LACHESIS II, 1921
Sold on Sep 25, 2020
$20,160
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Painting
acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
231.1 x 57.5 cm
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$20,160
Auction Sale
Sep 25, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
signed and dated '71 acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas 22⅝ by 91 in. (57.5 by 231.1 cm.)
LACHESIS II, 1921
acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
Sep 25, 2020
Sotheby's
$20,160
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Painting
231.1 x 57.5 cm
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Sep 25, 2020
Sotheby's
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$20,160
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signed and dated '71 acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas 22⅝ by 91 in. (57.5 by 231.1 cm.)
TRIPTYCH NO. 1, 1921
Sold on Sep 25, 2020
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Work on Paper
acrylic, ink and pastel on paper, in three parts
171.4 x 76.2 cm
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Sep 25, 2020
Sotheby's
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signed and dated '84 twice; each signed, dated '84 and numbered #1 on the reverse acrylic, ink and pastel on paper, in three parts Overall Sheet: 30 by 67½ in. (76.2 by 171.4 cm.) Framed: 35⅛ by 72½ in. (89.2 by 184.1 cm.)
TRIPTYCH NO. 1, 1921
acrylic, ink and pastel on paper, in three parts
Sep 25, 2020
Sotheby's
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Work on Paper
171.4 x 76.2 cm
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Sep 25, 2020
Sotheby's
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signed and dated '84 twice; each signed, dated '84 and numbered #1 on the reverse acrylic, ink and pastel on paper, in three parts Overall Sheet: 30 by 67½ in. (76.2 by 171.4 cm.) Framed: 35⅛ by 72½ in. (89.2 by 184.1 cm.)
Beefy Babe, 1987
Sold on Aug 6, 2020
$701
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Print
Screenprint in colors on wove paper
63.5 x 91.4 cm
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$701
Auction Sale
Aug 6, 2020
Bonhams
Description
1987 Screenprint in colors on wove paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 3/20, with blindstamps of the publisher/printer, the full sheet, framed. sheet 36 x 25in (91.4 x 63.5cm)
Beefy Babe, 1987
Screenprint in colors on wove paper
Aug 6, 2020
Bonhams
$701
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63.5 x 91.4 cm
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Aug 6, 2020
Bonhams
Realized Price
$701
Description
1987 Screenprint in colors on wove paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 3/20, with blindstamps of the publisher/printer, the full sheet, framed. sheet 36 x 25in (91.4 x 63.5cm)