Robert Ryman, ‘Bridge’, Christie's

Robert Ryman (b. 1930)


signed, titled and dated 'Ryman 1980 "BRIDGE"' (on the overlap)

oil and rust preventative paint on canvas with four painted metal fasteners and square bolts

75 1/2 x 72 in. (191.7 x 182.8 cm.)

Painted in 1980.

Signature: signed, titled and dated 'Ryman 1980 "BRIDGE"' (on the overlap)

Dusseldorf, Galerie Konrad Fischer, Robert Ryman: the New Paintings, October-November 1980.

London, Royal Academy of Arts, A New Spirit in Painting, January-March 1981, fig. 126 (illustrated).

Winterthur, Kunstmuseum, Experiment Sammlung I: une Collection Imaginaire, April-Mary 1984, p. 39, no. 58.

Kunsthalle Basel, Von Twombly bis Clemente: Selected works from a private collection, July-September 1985, n.p., no. 25 (illustrated in color).

Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Einleuchten: Will, Vorstel & Simul in HH, November 1989-February 1990, p. 50, no. 107.

Kunstmuseum Basel, Painting on the Move, May-September 2002, p. 123 (illustrated in color).

D. Fischer,_Ausstellungen bei Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Oktober 1967 - Oktober 1992,_Dusseldorf, 1993, p. 181, no. 169 (illustrated).

Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf

Thomas Ammann, Zurich

Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Robert Ryman

Often allied with Minimalist, Conceptual Art, and Monochrome Painting, Robert Ryman has painted works in which theme and medium are one. A majority of his paintings feature only white or off-white paint on square canvases, varying in scale and texture and draw the eye toward the nature of the brush strokes and the depth of paint. To further heighten the effect of subtle variations in technique, Ryman manipulates how each work is hung on the wall, playing with the frames themselves as well as with each painting’s distance from the wall. For example, the eleven-panel Vector (1975/1997) comprises 11 wood units of the same size painted in white and hung equidistant from one another, the empty spaces on the walls between the panels echoing the nuanced texture and forms of the panels themselves.

American, b. 1930, Nashville, Tennessee, based in New York, New York

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Fair History on Artsy

Fergus McCaffrey at Art Basel 2018
Peter Blum Gallery at Art Basel 2017
Ursus Books & Prints at TEFAF Maastricht 2015
Ursus Books & Prints at IFPDA Print Fair 2014
Ursus Books & Prints at Melbourne Rare Book Fair 2014
Ursus Books & Prints at Masterpiece London 2014