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Norman Bluhm

Untitled, 1964

Acrylic on paper, in 3 parts
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
SCA
Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

Each: 30 by 22 in. (76.2 by 167.6 cm.)
Overall: 30 by 66 in. (76.2 by 167.6 cm.)

Each: 30 by 22 in. (76.2 by 167.6 cm.)
Overall: 30 by 66 in. (76.2 by 167.6 cm.)

Signature
Signed and dated '64; signed and dated '64 on the backing board
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.

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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
SCA
Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

Each: 30 by 22 in. (76.2 by 167.6 cm.)
Overall: 30 by 66 in. (76.2 by 167.6 cm.)

Each: 30 by 22 in. (76.2 by 167.6 cm.)
Overall: 30 by 66 in. (76.2 by 167.6 cm.)

Signature
Signed and dated '64; signed and dated '64 on the backing board
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

Untitled, 1964

Acrylic on paper, in 3 parts
Bidding closed
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