Mark Tobey, ‘A Collection’, Print, Color lithograph on Arches paper from a folder of 4 titled A Collection, Cerbera Gallery
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Mark Tobey

A Collection

Color lithograph on Arches paper from a folder of 4 titled A Collection
56 1/2 × 45 1/2 in
143.5 × 115.6 cm
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Kansas City
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About the work
Cerbera Gallery
Kansas City

Color lithograph on Arches paper from a folder of 4 titled A Collection;
Paper sizes cm 56,5 x 45,5;

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Signature
Signed lower right and numbered lower left in crayon by the Artist
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Cerbera Gallery, Inc.
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, ‘A Collection’, Print, Color lithograph on Arches paper from a folder of 4 titled A Collection, Cerbera Gallery
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About the work
Cerbera Gallery
Kansas City

Color lithograph on Arches paper from a folder of 4 titled A Collection;
Paper sizes cm 56,5 x 45,5;
Edition 11/48;
Blind stamp of Publisher Erker Presse, St. Gallen;
COA provided

Medium
Signature
Signed lower right and numbered lower left in crayon by the Artist
Image rights
Cerbera Gallery, Inc.
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

A Collection

Color lithograph on Arches paper from a folder of 4 titled A Collection
56 1/2 × 45 1/2 in
143.5 × 115.6 cm
Sold
Location
Kansas City
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