Mark Tobey, ‘Untitled’, 1969, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Tempera on wove paper, Koller Auctions
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Mark Tobey

Untitled, 1969

Tempera on wove paper
42 1/2 × 24 2/5 in
108 × 62 cm
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Signed and dated lower left: Tobey 69.
108 × 62 cm.

With the confirmation of authenticity by the …

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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, ‘Untitled’, 1969, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Tempera on wove paper, Koller Auctions
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Signed and dated lower left: Tobey 69.
108 × 62 cm.

With the confirmation of authenticity by the Committee Mark Tobey, Münster, 31st October 2014. This work is recorded there under number: 31/10/14-69.15.

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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

Untitled, 1969

Tempera on wove paper
42 1/2 × 24 2/5 in
108 × 62 cm
Bidding closed
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