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Mark Tobey

Untitled, 1965

Tempera on wove paper
10 1/5 × 6 7/10 in
26 × 17 cm
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Koller Auctions

With the confirmation of authenticity by the Committee Mark Tobey, Münster, 19 February 2019. This …

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With the confirmation of authenticity by the Committee Mark Tobey, Münster, 19 February 2019. This work is recorded in the archive of the Committee Mark Tobey under number: 19/02/19-65.31.

“The cult of space can become as dull as that of the object. The dimension that counts for the creative person is the Space he …

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Signed and dated lower right: Tobey 65.
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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Koller Auctions

With the confirmation of authenticity by the Committee Mark Tobey, Münster, 19 February 2019. This …

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With the confirmation of authenticity by the Committee Mark Tobey, Münster, 19 February 2019. This work is recorded in the archive of the Committee Mark Tobey under number: 19/02/19-65.31.

“The cult of space can become as dull as that of the object. The dimension that counts for the creative person is the Space he …

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Signature
Signed and dated lower right: Tobey 65.
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, 1965

Tempera on wove paper
10 1/5 × 6 7/10 in
26 × 17 cm
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