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Paul Jenkins

Phenomenon High Vortex, 1966

Acrylic on canvas
48 × 50 in
121.9 × 127 cm
This is a unique work.
$55,000
location
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, New York, San Francisco, Montecito
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right, "Paul Jenkins", and signed verso, "Paul Jenkins Phenomenon High Vortex" twice on the stretcher … Read more
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Paul Jenkins
American, 1923–2012
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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.

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About the work
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Condition
Artwork in good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right, "Paul Jenkins", and signed verso, "Paul Jenkins Phenomenon High Vortex" twice on the stretcher … Read more
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
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Price ranges of large paintings by Paul Jenkins
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Browse works in this category
$54,000–$60,000
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Paul Jenkins
American, 1923–2012
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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.

Paul Jenkins

Phenomenon High Vortex, 1966

Acrylic on canvas
48 × 50 in
121.9 × 127 cm
This is a unique work.
$55,000
location
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, New York, San Francisco, Montecito
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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