Signature: Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed verso: "DUGMORE 58 / BLUE-BLACK 1958 / 76 X 48"
The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, "Society for Contemporary American Art Annual XX and 20th Anniversary Exhibit," May 17–June 18, 1960, no. 10.
Acquired from the Artist
Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago
Playboy Collection, Chicago (acquired from above)
Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles
Private Cllection, Beverly Hills
About Edward Dugmore
Studying under Clyfford Still in California during the 1940s, Edward Dugmore was considered by some to be the West Coast’s answer to New York’s Abstract Expressionist movement. Dugmore produced large-scale works that privileged color and emotion over tradition and intellect. He worked in a range of painting materials, from oil on canvas to watercolor, ink, and acrylic on paper. Dugmore’s compositions often comprised large areas of block color applied in wide brushstrokes, or a series of crude, rhythmic lines. Both Still and Ernest Briggs, a student alongside Dugmore in California, became lifelong friends and influences.
American, 1915-1996, Hartford, Connecticut