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Jules Olitski

Seal of Eligor, 1973-74

Acrylic on canvas
35 × 19 1/2 in
88.9 × 49.5 cm
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Exhibition history
Provenance
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 36.125in x 20.625in x 1.5in

Framed: 36.125in x 20.625in x 1.5in

Signature
Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed verso: Jules / Olitski / 1973-4 / "Seal of Eligor" / 35"x19-1/2" / water base acrylic / No. 73/221
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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
Exhibition history
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HA
Heritage Auctions

Framed: 36.125in x 20.625in x 1.5in

Framed: 36.125in x 20.625in x 1.5in

Signature
Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed verso: Jules / Olitski / 1973-4 / "Seal of Eligor" / 35"x19-1/2" / water base acrylic / No. 73/221
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

Seal of Eligor, 1973-74

Acrylic on canvas
35 × 19 1/2 in
88.9 × 49.5 cm
Bidding closed
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