Brice Marden, ‘Zen Print #1 and Zen Print #2’, 2010, Planned Parenthood of New York City Benefit Auction
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Brice Marden

Zen Print #1 and Zen Print #2, 2010

Woodcut on Kozo Kizuki-shi Paper, Two Sheets In Artist's Frames
26 × 40 in
66 × 101.6 cm
Edition 31/45
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work

Estimated value: $85,000

Planned Parenthood of New York City Benefit Auction

Each print is 26 x 20"

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Courtesy of the Artist and Matthew Marks Gallery
Brice Marden
American, b. 1938
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Best known for his striking calligraphic abstractions and serene early monochromes, Brice Marden is among the most esteemed and influential artists working today. In his trademark lyrical works, Marden paints a network of serpentine lines flowing hypnotically throughout the picture plane; he sometimes replaces paintbrushes with sticks or other natural implements to effect a more gestural and organic appearance. Marden draws on a range of influences in his practice, including Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg (for whom he worked) and Asian art and calligraphy, as well as the Old Masters, rejecting most of his contemporaries as overly clinical. In his early monochrome works, created amidst the Color Field Painting and Minimalism of 1960s New York, Marden used abstraction deliberately as a way to evoke an emotional and subjective response from his viewers. “You should just look at it and react to it on your own,” he says. “Just relax and let go.”

Brice Marden, ‘Zen Print #1 and Zen Print #2’, 2010, Planned Parenthood of New York City Benefit Auction
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About the work

Estimated value: $85,000

Planned Parenthood of New York City Benefit Auction

Each print is 26 x 20"

Medium
Print
Signature
Yes
Image rights
Courtesy of the Artist and Matthew Marks Gallery
Brice Marden
American, b. 1938
Follow

Best known for his striking calligraphic abstractions and serene early monochromes, Brice Marden is among the most esteemed and influential artists working today. In his trademark lyrical works, Marden paints a network of serpentine lines flowing hypnotically throughout the picture plane; he sometimes replaces paintbrushes with sticks or other natural implements to effect a more gestural and organic appearance. Marden draws on a range of influences in his practice, including Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg (for whom he worked) and Asian art and calligraphy, as well as the Old Masters, rejecting most of his contemporaries as overly clinical. In his early monochrome works, created amidst the Color Field Painting and Minimalism of 1960s New York, Marden used abstraction deliberately as a way to evoke an emotional and subjective response from his viewers. “You should just look at it and react to it on your own,” he says. “Just relax and let go.”

Brice Marden

Zen Print #1 and Zen Print #2, 2010

Woodcut on Kozo Kizuki-shi Paper, Two Sheets In Artist's Frames
26 × 40 in
66 × 101.6 cm
Edition 31/45
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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