Robert Ryman, ‘Untitled’, Christie's

Robert Ryman (b. 1930)


signed and dated 'Ryman65' (on the turning edge)

oil on canvas

10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (26 x 26 cm.)

Painted in 1965.

Signature: signed and dated 'Ryman65' (on the turning edge)

Bordeaux, CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Art Minimal II: De la surface au plan, December 1986-February 1987, p. 87 (illustrated in color).

Fischbach Gallery, New York

The Estate of Ileana Sonnabend, New York

By descent to 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

Group Shows

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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