Adolph Gottlieb, ‘Untitled’, Christie's

Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974)

Untitled

stamped with the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Inc. stamp (on the reverse)

acrylic on paper

7 1/8 x 9 1/8 in. (18.1 x 23.1 cm.)

Painted in 1969.

Signature: stamped with the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Inc. stamp (on the reverse)

Los Angeles, Manny Silverman Gallery, Adolph Gottlieb Works on Paper: 1966-1973, March-April 1990, p. 26 (illustrated in color).

Estate of the Artist

Collection of Esther Gottlieb, New York

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York

Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles

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