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Jack Whitten

The Ghost of Joseph Beuys

Acrylic and canvas collage on canvas
58 3/10 × 52 4/5 in
148 × 134 cm
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"Those site paintings, which were acrylic skins, came out of the early ‘80s …

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From the Catalogue
"Those site paintings, which were acrylic skins, came out of the early ‘80s when I first started laminating a piece of acrylic back down to the canvas. I took the paint up off the canvas and then put it back down on the canvas. This was a major breakthrough. I’m dealing now with paint as a …

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Signature
Signed, titled and dated 1986 on the reverse
Jack Whitten
American, b. 1939
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Early on, Jack Whitten was influenced by both the Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism, but after …

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Early on, Jack Whitten was influenced by both the Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism, but after meeting William de Kooning the balance tilted toward the latter. Blending figuration and abstraction, Whitten’s emotionally riveting gestural works—including a series on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—touched upon the racial …

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About the work
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From the Catalogue
"Those site paintings, which were acrylic skins, came out of the early ‘80s …

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From the Catalogue
"Those site paintings, which were acrylic skins, came out of the early ‘80s when I first started laminating a piece of acrylic back down to the canvas. I took the paint up off the canvas and then put it back down on the canvas. This was a major breakthrough. I’m dealing now with paint as a …

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Signature
Signed, titled and dated 1986 on the reverse
Jack Whitten
American, b. 1939
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Early on, Jack Whitten was influenced by both the Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism, but after …

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Early on, Jack Whitten was influenced by both the Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism, but after meeting William de Kooning the balance tilted toward the latter. Blending figuration and abstraction, Whitten’s emotionally riveting gestural works—including a series on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—touched upon the racial …

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Jack Whitten

The Ghost of Joseph Beuys

Acrylic and canvas collage on canvas
58 3/10 × 52 4/5 in
148 × 134 cm
Bidding closed
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