Mark Tobey, ‘Abstract Flock’, ca. 1966, Wallector
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Mark Tobey

Abstract Flock, ca. 1966

Oil and tempera on paper
11 3/5 × 8 1/2 in
29.5 × 21.7 cm
This is a unique work.
€12,500
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Only Exhibition
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Wallector
Only Exhibition

This original artwork by Mark Tobey is a Monotype with tempera, heightened with tempera on paper.

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Mixed Media
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.

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This original artwork by Mark Tobey is a Monotype with tempera, heightened with tempera on paper.
Signed Tobey lower right
Signed Mark Tobey with the remark GOOD! on the back.
Provenance: Henze Ketterer Gallery
Certificate of authenticity by the Committee Mark Tobey.
Mark Tobey is one of the most important American …

Medium
Mixed Media
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

Abstract Flock, ca. 1966

Oil and tempera on paper
11 3/5 × 8 1/2 in
29.5 × 21.7 cm
This is a unique work.
€12,500
Location
Only Exhibition
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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