Ernst Benkert, ‘Untitled (no. 78)’, 1960, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Watercolor on paper, Rago/Wright
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Ernst Benkert

Untitled (no. 78), 1960

Watercolor on paper
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
Bidding closed
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Rago/Wright

Numbered to lower right '#78'. Dated to verso 'Summer 1960'.

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Ernst Benkert
American, 1928–2010
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Creator of optically complex paintings and drawings, Ernst Benkert spent his career exploring the science and psychology of perception through art. Together with Francis Hewitt and Edward Mieczkowski, Benkert formed the Anonima Group (1960-71) and became one of the leading practitioners of Op art and geometric abstraction in America. He approached the creative process analytically and impersonally, considering art-making an effective and objective means through which to investigate vision. Though based on a flat grid, Benkert’s works seem full of depth and movement, their shapes and colors continually undulating, shifting, and flickering.

Ernst Benkert, ‘Untitled (no. 78)’, 1960, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Watercolor on paper, Rago/Wright
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Numbered to lower right '#78'. Dated to verso 'Summer 1960'.

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Ernst Benkert
American, 1928–2010
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Creator of optically complex paintings and drawings, Ernst Benkert spent his career exploring the science and psychology of perception through art. Together with Francis Hewitt and Edward Mieczkowski, Benkert formed the Anonima Group (1960-71) and became one of the leading practitioners of Op art and geometric abstraction in America. He approached the creative process analytically and impersonally, considering art-making an effective and objective means through which to investigate vision. Though based on a flat grid, Benkert’s works seem full of depth and movement, their shapes and colors continually undulating, shifting, and flickering.

Ernst Benkert

Untitled (no. 78), 1960

Watercolor on paper
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
Bidding closed
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