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Jules Olitski

Letter of Areteas - I, 1973

Acrylic on canvas
44 1/4 × 78 in
112.4 × 198.1 cm
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 45.5in x 79.5in x 2in

Framed: 45.5in x 79.5in x 2in

Signature
Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed verso: "Letter of Areteas - I" / 78 x 51 / water base acrylic / 73/184 / Jules Olitski 1973
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Jules Olitski
Russian-American, 1922–2007
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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.

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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 45.5in x 79.5in x 2in

Framed: 45.5in x 79.5in x 2in

Signature
Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed verso: "Letter of Areteas - I" / 78 x 51 / water base acrylic / 73/184 / Jules Olitski 1973
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Jules Olitski
Russian-American, 1922–2007
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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.

Jules Olitski

Letter of Areteas - I, 1973

Acrylic on canvas
44 1/4 × 78 in
112.4 × 198.1 cm
Bidding closed
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