How Pollock and the Abstract Expressionists Created a New Visual Language
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
Signed and dated in pencil by Annalee Newman on the reverse, numbered 13/27 (there were also four artist's proofs), published by ULAE, West Islip, New York, with their and the artist's blindstamp, with full margins, in very good condition, framed
Image: 14 7/8 x 23 ¾ in. (378 x 603 mm.)
Sheet: 19 x 29 ¾ in. (483 x 756 mm.)
The Barnett Newman Foundation 249; Sparks 40A
Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Acquired from the above, 1978
By descent to the present owner
An originator of Abstract Expressionism, Barnett Newman changed the course of 20th-century American painting. Newman’s monumental color field paintings consist of rectangles of rich, often mono- or bi-chromatic color that, when viewed from close proximity, are meant to confer a powerful spiritual experience, an encounter with the sublime. Newman’s signature “Zip” paintings, the artist’s term for paintings with a narrow vertical stripe dividing planes of color, provide each painting with an architectural frame, such as in his iconic work Vir Heroicus Siblimis (1950-1951).
American, 1905-1970, New York, New York, based in New York, New York