Jules Olitski, ‘Graphite Suite I (Yellow/Green with Flesh)’, 1970, Wright

This work is number 55 from the edition of 150 printed by Chiron Press, New York and published by Waddington Graphics, London. Wright would like to thank Lauren Poster and the Jules Olitski Family Estate for their assistance in cataloging this work.

Signature: Signed, numbered and dated to lower edge '55/150 Jules Olitski 70'.

Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York | Teweles Collection, Milwaukee

About Jules Olitski

One of the original Color Field painters to emerge in the 1950s, Jules Olitski was deeply concerned with the physical properties of paint. In his early career, Olitski depicted abstract shapes with thick, heavily impastoed surfaces, but later took to layering thin films of spraypaint onto his canvases, creating a trademark atmospheric effect. Olitski was always drawn to bright color, experimenting with unusual color harmonies and chromatic shifts. He would eventually return to impasto, experimenting with acrylic paints, binders, and gels that were not previously available.

Russian-American, 1922-2007, Snovsk, Russia, based in New York, Islamorada, Florida, and Meredith, New Hampshire