Kimber Smith, ‘Untitled’, 1967, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Spray enamel on paper, Rago/Wright
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Kimber Smith

Untitled, 1967

Spray enamel on paper
26 × 19 in
66 × 48.3 cm
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Rago/Wright

Signed and dated to verso of frame ‘KS 1967’. Signed to lower edge ‘KS’.

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Kimber Smith
American, 1922–1981
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Abstract Expressionist Kimber Smith painted subtle compositions of washy colors and shapes. Although perhaps better known for his friendships with Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell, Smith forged a distinct, intensely personal style, employing an original lexicon of forms and marks—circles and arcs, zigzags and angles. Although aligned with the aesthetic and techniques of Color Field painting and Abstract Expressionism, Smith’s preoccupation with symbols and structure was distinctive. “Structure interests me…it holds things together,” he said. “I am often called a colorist, which is maybe true, but I couldn’t care less about color.”

Kimber Smith, ‘Untitled’, 1967, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Spray enamel on paper, Rago/Wright
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Signed and dated to verso of frame ‘KS 1967’. Signed to lower edge ‘KS’.

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Kimber Smith
American, 1922–1981
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Abstract Expressionist Kimber Smith painted subtle compositions of washy colors and shapes. Although perhaps better known for his friendships with Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell, Smith forged a distinct, intensely personal style, employing an original lexicon of forms and marks—circles and arcs, zigzags and angles. Although aligned with the aesthetic and techniques of Color Field painting and Abstract Expressionism, Smith’s preoccupation with symbols and structure was distinctive. “Structure interests me…it holds things together,” he said. “I am often called a colorist, which is maybe true, but I couldn’t care less about color.”

Kimber Smith

Untitled, 1967

Spray enamel on paper
26 × 19 in
66 × 48.3 cm
Bidding closed
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