Adolph Gottlieb, ‘Burst #3’, Christie's

Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974)

Burst #3

signed, titled and dated 'Adolph Gottlieb "Burst #3" 1967' (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

88 x 40 in. (223.5 x 101.6 cm.)

Painted in 1967.

Signature: signed, titled and dated 'Adolph Gottlieb "Burst #3" 1967' (on the reverse)

Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York

Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 9 May 1984, lot 10

Private collection, New York

Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 14 November 07, lot 124

Acquired at 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