Barnett Newman, ‘Untitled Etching I’, 1969, Christie's


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

About Barnett Newman

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