Paul Jenkins, ‘Sent From’, 1955, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Watercolor on Paper, Jerald Melberg Gallery
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Paul Jenkins

Sent From, 1955

Watercolor on Paper
30 1/2 × 22 1/2 in
77.5 × 57.2 cm
.
$18,000
Location
Charlotte
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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, ‘Sent From’, 1955, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Watercolor on Paper, Jerald Melberg Gallery
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$17,500–$18,200
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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

Sent From, 1955

Watercolor on Paper
30 1/2 × 22 1/2 in
77.5 × 57.2 cm
.
$18,000
Location
Charlotte
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