Mark Tobey, ‘Untitled’, 1960, PIASA
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Mark Tobey

Untitled, 1960

Monotype and tempera on paper
12 × 11 in
30.5 × 27.9 cm
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12 x 11 in.

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated lower right
Mark Tobey
American, 1890–1976
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Abstract painter Mark Tobey strived to represent the mystical through art. Inspired by international travels, Eastern religion, Arabic calligraphy, classical music, and the emerging modes of Abstract Expressionism, Tobey created a unique visual language of all-over painting and gestural abstraction, which he called “white writing.” “What I had learned in the Orient had affected more than I realized,” he said. “In a short time white writing emerged. I had a totally new conception of painting.” When working in this technique, Tobey would place white calligraphic marks and symbols atop an abstract field composed of thousands of densely interwoven brushstrokes.

Mark Tobey, ‘Untitled’, 1960, PIASA
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About the work
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PIASA

12 x 11 in.

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated lower right
Mark Tobey
American, 1890–1976
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Abstract painter Mark Tobey strived to represent the mystical through art. Inspired by international travels, Eastern religion, Arabic calligraphy, classical music, and the emerging modes of Abstract Expressionism, Tobey created a unique visual language of all-over painting and gestural abstraction, which he called “white writing.” “What I had learned in the Orient had affected more than I realized,” he said. “In a short time white writing emerged. I had a totally new conception of painting.” When working in this technique, Tobey would place white calligraphic marks and symbols atop an abstract field composed of thousands of densely interwoven brushstrokes.

Mark Tobey

Untitled, 1960

Monotype and tempera on paper
12 × 11 in
30.5 × 27.9 cm
Bidding closed
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