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Adolph Gottlieb

Black Field, 1972

Color etching
24 × 17 1/2 in
61 × 44.5 cm
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Hindman

Property from the Estate of David C. Heath, Atlanta, Georgia

Property from the Estate of David C. Heath, Atlanta, Georgia

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Signed and numbered 5/150 in pencil
Adolph Gottlieb
American, 1903–1974
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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.

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Property from the Estate of David C. Heath, Atlanta, Georgia

Property from the Estate of David C. Heath, Atlanta, Georgia

Signature
Signed and numbered 5/150 in pencil
Adolph Gottlieb
American, 1903–1974
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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.

Adolph Gottlieb

Black Field, 1972

Color etching
24 × 17 1/2 in
61 × 44.5 cm
Bidding closed
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