Mark Tobey, ‘Four Figures’, 1967, Print, Lithograph with hand coloring, Childs Gallery
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Mark Tobey

Four Figures, 1967

Lithograph with hand coloring
4 7/8 × 7 1/4 in
12.4 × 18.4 cm
$1,800
Location
Boston
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Boston

Artist's proof with hand coloring before the edition of 150. Inscribed in pencil lower left: …

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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, ‘Four Figures’, 1967, Print, Lithograph with hand coloring, Childs Gallery
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Artist's proof with hand coloring before the edition of 150. Inscribed in pencil lower left: 'Artist's Proof'; signed and dated in pencil lower right: 'Tobey '67'. Labels verso.

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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

Four Figures, 1967

Lithograph with hand coloring
4 7/8 × 7 1/4 in
12.4 × 18.4 cm
$1,800
Location
Boston
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