Adolph Gottlieb, ‘Interpenetration’, 1954, Sotheby's

Signature: signed, titled and dated 1954 on the reverse

Omaha, Joslyn Art Museum; Phoenix Art Museum; Manchester, Currier Gallery of Art, Adolph Gottlieb: Paintings 1921-1956, May 1979 - April 1980, p. 58, illustrated

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York
Private Collection
Private Collection
Christie’s, New York, 10 March 2011, Lot 148
Private Collection (acquired from the above sale)
Acquired from the above 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