Kenneth Noland, ‘Silent Adios I; Rainbow's Blanket [Two Works]’, Sotheby's
Kenneth Noland, ‘Silent Adios I; Rainbow's Blanket [Two Works]’, Sotheby's

i. 18 by 24 in. 45.7 by 61 cm.
ii. 56 1/2 by 75 1/2 in. 143.5 by 191.8 cm.

ii. Executed in 1980, this work is unique and was published by Gloria F. Ross, Arizona.

Signature: i. titled on the overlap; signed, titled and dated 1969 on the reverse ii. signed, titled and dated 1980 on a label stitched to the reverse of the tapestry

ii. Scottsdale, Gallery 10, Kenneth Noland and the Navajo Weavers: The Ross Tapestries, March 1984

i. Ann Lane Hedlund, Gloria F. Ross & Modern Tapestry, New Haven 2010, p. 97, illustrated in color
ii. Ann Lane Hedlund, Gloria F. Ross & Modern Tapestry, New Haven 2010, pp. 114 & 309, pp. 245 & 337, illustrated in color

Gallery 10, Scottsdale
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1984

About Kenneth Noland

An innovative colorist, Kenneth Noland began his career as an Abstract Expressionist, became one of the first practitioners of Color Field painting as part of the Washington Color School, and ultimately embraced a Minimalist approach that comprised vivid color and simple geometric shapes. His most iconic works are subtly direct compositions of chevrons, concentric circles, stripes, and diamonds, such as Pent (1966). Noland also pioneered the use of shaped canvases, painting on increasingly asymmetrical canvases that rendered the edge of equal compositional importance to the center.

American, 1924-2010, Asheville, North Carolina