Mark Tobey, ‘Untitled’, 1964, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Monotype with tempera paste on thin wove paper, Koller Auctions
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Mark Tobey

Untitled, 1964

Monotype with tempera paste on thin wove paper
5 1/2 × 7 1/5 in
14 × 18.2 cm
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Signed and dated lower right: Tobey 64.
14 × 18.2 cm.

The authenticity of this work has been …

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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’, 1964, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Monotype with tempera paste on thin wove paper, Koller Auctions
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Signed and dated lower right: Tobey 64.
14 × 18.2 cm.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Committee Mark Tobey, Münster, May 2020. This work is registered there under the number: 11/05/20-64.27. We thank Mr. Dr. Heiner Hachmeister for his kind advice.

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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, 1964

Monotype with tempera paste on thin wove paper
5 1/2 × 7 1/5 in
14 × 18.2 cm
Bidding closed
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