Rago Auctions: Prints + Multiples (February 2020) - Rago/Wright
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Rago/Wright

Signed and numbered to colophon page ‘153 Samuel Beckett Robert Ryman’. This work is number 153 from the edition of 550 published by The Limited Editions Club, New York. Text printed on Magnani paper by Shagbark Press, South Portland, Maine. Etchings printed by Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, New Hampshire and Renaissance …

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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.

High auction record
$20.6m, Christie's, 2015
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Master DrawingsBarbara Mathes Gallery
Master DrawingsBarbara Mathes Gallery
ROBERT RYMAN: The First 25 Years of Prints: 1969-1994Krakow Witkin Gallery
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Nohow On, with text by Samuel Beckett, 1989

Leather bound book with six aquatints on Arches
10 7/8 × 8 × 1 in
27.6 × 20.3 × 2.5 cm
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Rago/Wright

Signed and numbered to colophon page ‘153 Samuel Beckett Robert Ryman’. This work is number 153 …

Medium

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.

High auction record
$20.6m, Christie's, 2015
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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