Richard Pousette-Dart, ‘Prelude’, 1983, Hollis Taggart Galleries

Signature: Inscribed, titled, signed, and dated verso: "TOP / 6/17/ / #RID 17 83 / 'Prelude' / #PH57 / Richard Pousette-Dart 1983"

"The Living Edge: Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992), Works on Paper," Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, August 18–September 30, 2001. Traveled to: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, January 20–March 31, 2002; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, April 17–June 16, 2002.

Ehrhardt, Ingrid and Katja Hilbig, eds., "The Living Edge: Richard Pousette-Dart, 1916-1992, Works on Paper" (Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle, 2001), illus., 174, no. 119.

The Richard Pousette-Dart Estate
Private collection (2002-2018)

About Richard Pousette-Dart

One of the earliest Abstract Expressionists, Richard Pousette-Dart explored a variety of painterly styles, including figurative work, all-over abstraction, pattern making, and Surrealist Automatism. Deeply influenced by Native American art and textiles, Pousette- Dart distanced himself from his contemporaries with an interest in spirituality, his paintings dealing with traditional dualities between light and substance, spirit and body, and harmony and discord. He favored heavy layers of acrylic and oils with small, thick brushstrokes to emphasize luminosity and distinctive colors.

American, 1916-1992, Valhalla, New York

Group Shows

New York,
Mid-Century Abstraction
New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism / In Context: Seymour Lipton
New York, NY, United States,
INsite/INchelsea: The Inaugural Exhibition
New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism: Reloading the Canon
New York, NY, United States,
Evolution in Action
New York, NY, United States,
Unconscious Unbound: Surrealism in America
New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism: Further Evidence (Part One: Painting)
New York, NY, United States,
Organic New York, 1941-1949
New York, NY, United States,
Essence of the Orb

Fair History on Artsy

Mark Borghi Fine Art at Wopart Lugano
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