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John Newman

Untitled, ca. 1989

Linoleum cut and graphite
15 × 10 in
38.1 × 25.4 cm
Unique
This is a unique work.
$1,400
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Provenance
Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art
New York
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This linocut is sold as a set of three with the other two linocuts posted on the Gallery site

This linocut is sold as a set of three with the other two linocuts posted on the Gallery site

Condition
In very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed on verso
Frame
Included
John Newman
American, b. 1952
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Inspired by travels to Japan, Africa, and especially India, John Newman’s small and colorful abstract sculptures conjure images of fantastical sea creatures and shells with traces of assemblage, ceramics, and even jewelry. The wide range of materials the works encompass, from glass to tulle to stones, lends them a coarse texture, while their witty titles imbue a sense of playfulness. Newman is known for marrying elements of contemporary art with classical traditions and emotional content, a style born out of musings prompted by his mother’s death. “How can I make something that can bridge both the intellectually engaged formal rigor,” he asks, “and my desire to embrace and elicit an emotion without irony or without merely depending upon art historical precedence, to tackle something that [is] real?”

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About the work
Provenance
Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art
New York
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This linocut is sold as a set of three with the other two linocuts posted on the Gallery site

This linocut is sold as a set of three with the other two linocuts posted on the Gallery site

Condition
In very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed on verso
Frame
Included
John Newman
American, b. 1952
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Inspired by travels to Japan, Africa, and especially India, John Newman’s small and colorful abstract sculptures conjure images of fantastical sea creatures and shells with traces of assemblage, ceramics, and even jewelry. The wide range of materials the works encompass, from glass to tulle to stones, lends them a coarse texture, while their witty titles imbue a sense of playfulness. Newman is known for marrying elements of contemporary art with classical traditions and emotional content, a style born out of musings prompted by his mother’s death. “How can I make something that can bridge both the intellectually engaged formal rigor,” he asks, “and my desire to embrace and elicit an emotion without irony or without merely depending upon art historical precedence, to tackle something that [is] real?”

John Newman

Untitled, ca. 1989

Linoleum cut and graphite
15 × 10 in
38.1 × 25.4 cm
Unique
This is a unique work.
$1,400
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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