Adolph Gottlieb, ‘Black Disc’, 1969, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., Adolph Gottlieb: Paintings 1945-1974, January - February 1977

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above)
Sotheby's, New York, 26 February 2007, Lot 57 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

About Adolph Gottlieb

Recognized as one of the originators of Abstract Expressionism, painter Adolph Gottlieb drew on mythological and tribal symbols as well as Surrealism to create works that emphatically broke with American Regionalism. Gottlieb’s pictographs possessed primitivist qualities, featuring shapes evocative of cave drawings. His later paintings, such as the well-known Brink from 1959, often employed circular motifs and thick, gestural brushstrokes, which were an integral part of the development of Color Field painting.

American, 1903-1974, New York, New York