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Norman Bluhm, ‘Alpheus’, Christie's
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Norman Bluhm

Alpheus

Acrylic on canvas
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Christie's

Norman Bluhm (1921-1999)

Alpheus

signed 'bluhm '68' (lower right); signed and dated …

Norman Bluhm (1921-1999)

Alpheus

signed 'bluhm '68' (lower right); signed and dated again and titled '"ALPHEUS" N bluhm '68' (on the reverse)

acrylic on canvas

48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm.)

Painted in 1968.

Signature
Signed 'bluhm '68' (lower right); signed and dated again and titled '"ALPHEUS" N bluhm '68' (on the reverse)
Norman Bluhm
American, 1921–1999
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Trained as an architect under Mies van der Rohe, Norman Bluhm created paintings with an abiding sense of structure, balance, and compositional technique. Influenced by the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, he sought a style even further removed from mimesis and preoccupied entirely with surface, color, and medium. Beginning with drawing and a schema, he would build layers of abstraction to explore spirituality and eroticism through paint, altogether eschewing narrative content or figuration. His place in the “new generation” of Abstract Expressionists links him with John Chamberlain and Joan Mitchell.

Norman Bluhm, ‘Alpheus’, Christie's
Norman Bluhm, ‘Alpheus’, Christie's
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About the work
Provenance
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Christie's

Norman Bluhm (1921-1999)

Alpheus

signed 'bluhm '68' (lower right); signed and dated …

Norman Bluhm (1921-1999)

Alpheus

signed 'bluhm '68' (lower right); signed and dated again and titled '"ALPHEUS" N bluhm '68' (on the reverse)

acrylic on canvas

48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm.)

Painted in 1968.

Signature
Signed 'bluhm '68' (lower right); signed and dated again and titled '"ALPHEUS" N bluhm '68' (on the reverse)
Norman Bluhm
American, 1921–1999
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Trained as an architect under Mies van der Rohe, Norman Bluhm created paintings with an abiding sense of structure, balance, and compositional technique. Influenced by the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, he sought a style even further removed from mimesis and preoccupied entirely with surface, color, and medium. Beginning with drawing and a schema, he would build layers of abstraction to explore spirituality and eroticism through paint, altogether eschewing narrative content or figuration. His place in the “new generation” of Abstract Expressionists links him with John Chamberlain and Joan Mitchell.

Norman Bluhm

Alpheus

Acrylic on canvas
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