Paul Jenkins, ‘Phenomena Archer's Arm’, 1980, Heritage Auctions
Paul Jenkins, ‘Phenomena Archer's Arm’, 1980, Heritage Auctions
Paul Jenkins, ‘Phenomena Archer's Arm’, 1980, Heritage Auctions

Framed: 59.25in x 39.25in x 1.5in

Signature: Signed lower center: Paul Jenkins

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Private collection, Boca Raton.

About Paul Jenkins

An important figure in the New York School, Paul Jenkins contributed to the development of abstract expressionism in New York and abroad with his intuitive, chance-based approach to painting. Working first with oil paints and later acrylic, Jenkins poured paint directly on the canvas, allowing it to drip, bleed, and pool, as well as manipulating it with an ivory knife. Jenkins’s diaphanous streaks and gentle, fluid fields of color positioned him as an important figure in abstract expressionism, and he often exhibited in the same venues as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning—artists who shared his instinctual working method. “I try to paint like a crapshooter throwing dice, utilizing past experience and my knowledge of the odds. It’s a big gamble, and that’s why I love it,” the artist once said.

American, 1923-2012, Kansas City, Missouri

Solo Shows

2016
Palm Desert,
Paul Jenkins
2015
Nicholas Gallery, 
Belfast,

Group Shows

2018
2018
Galerie PROARTA, 
Zürich, Switzerland,
Group Show
2017
Galerie PROARTA, 
Zürich, Switzerland,
NEW CONTEMPORARY V OLD
2016
Nicholas Gallery, 
Belfast,
2015
Nicholas Gallery, 
Belfast,
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