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Mark Tobey

Secret Garden, 1963

Mixed media on paperboard laid on paperboard
13 5/8 × 12 3/4 in
34.6 × 32.4 cm
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Provenance: The artist; Frances Chew Estate, Carmel, California, gifted from the above 1960s.

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Mixed Media
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Signed and dated lower right: Tobey '63
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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.

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Provenance: The artist; Frances Chew Estate, Carmel, California, gifted from the above 1960s.

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Signed and dated lower right: Tobey '63
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Secret Garden, 1963

Mixed media on paperboard laid on paperboard
13 5/8 × 12 3/4 in
34.6 × 32.4 cm
Bidding closed
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