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Robert Ryman

Bridge

Oil and rust preventative paint on canvas with four painted metal fasteners and square bolts
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Robert Ryman (b. 1930)

Bridge

signed, titled and dated 'Ryman 1980 "BRIDGE"' (on …

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Robert Ryman (b. 1930)

Bridge

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)
Robert Ryman
American, 1930–2019
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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.

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Christie's

Robert Ryman (b. 1930)

Bridge

signed, titled and dated 'Ryman 1980 "BRIDGE"' (on …

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Robert Ryman (b. 1930)

Bridge

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)
Robert Ryman
American, 1930–2019
Follow

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.

Robert Ryman

Bridge

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