Friedel Dzubas, ‘Foen’, 1974, Sotheby's

Signature: signed, titled and dated 74 on the reverse; titled twice on the stretcher

New York, Loretta Howard Gallery, Epic Abstraction: Friedel Dzubas in the 1970s, April - May 2015
Roslyn, Nassau County Museum of Art; Ithaca, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Friedel Dzubas, June - December 1987, n.p., illustrated in color

Acquired by the present owner directly from the artist in 1976

About Friedel Dzubas

Color Field painter Friedel Dzubas was a pioneer of the stain painting technique alongside Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, and Kenneth Noland. His earliest works evoked Paul Klee and William Baziotes, but he soon moved towards working exclusively in colorful stain painting, scrubbing thick layers of color into large, unprimed canvases. The staining process created fields of dense color and other areas where the color seemed almost translucent; for Dzubas, these paintings referenced natural phenomena, emotion, the painterly gesture, and the experience of color itself.

German, 1915-1994, Berlin, Germany