Stanley Whitney, ‘Breathless’, 2018, Phillips
Stanley Whitney, ‘Breathless’, 2018, Phillips
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Stanley Whitney

Lot 5

Breathless, 2018

Oil on linen
72 1/10 × 72 1/10 in
183.1 × 183.1 cm
Phillips
Estimated value: HKD $800,000–HKD $1,500,000
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HKD $650,000
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About the work
Provenance
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Phillips

From the Catalogue:
“The colour makes the structure,” he said. “I wanted a system that allowed me to …

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From the Catalogue:
“The colour makes the structure,” he said. “I wanted a system that allowed me to lay colour down when I felt like it—I wanted nothing to get in my way. When I start these paintings, I have no idea what it’s going to be. I don’t start with a sketch or an idea. I start by laying as much colour down as …

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Signature
Signed, titled and dated ' "Breathless" 2018, Stanley Whitney' on the reverse
Stanley Whitney
American, b. 1946
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Drawing influence from a range of sources, including Abstract Expressionism and his …

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Drawing influence from a range of sources, including Abstract Expressionism and his African-American heritage, but hewing to none, Stanley Whitney produces abstract paintings focused on color. In inexhaustible variations, Whitney organizes blocks of colors into grids that fill the canvas. He likens his process to the …

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Stanley Whitney, ‘Breathless’, 2018, Phillips
Stanley Whitney, ‘Breathless’, 2018, Phillips
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About the work
Provenance
P
Phillips

From the Catalogue:
“The colour makes the structure,” he said. “I wanted a system that allowed me to …

Read more

From the Catalogue:
“The colour makes the structure,” he said. “I wanted a system that allowed me to lay colour down when I felt like it—I wanted nothing to get in my way. When I start these paintings, I have no idea what it’s going to be. I don’t start with a sketch or an idea. I start by laying as much colour down as …

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Signature
Signed, titled and dated ' "Breathless" 2018, Stanley Whitney' on the reverse
Stanley Whitney
American, b. 1946
Follow

Drawing influence from a range of sources, including Abstract Expressionism and his …

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Drawing influence from a range of sources, including Abstract Expressionism and his African-American heritage, but hewing to none, Stanley Whitney produces abstract paintings focused on color. In inexhaustible variations, Whitney organizes blocks of colors into grids that fill the canvas. He likens his process to the …

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Stanley Whitney

Lot 5

Breathless, 2018

Oil on linen
72 1/10 × 72 1/10 in
183.1 × 183.1 cm
Phillips
Estimated value: HKD $800,000–HKD $1,500,000
This work has a buyer's premium.
Starting bid
HKD $650,000
Place max bid
Set the maximum amount you would like Artsy to bid up to on your behalf
01d  04h  57m  32s
Live May 26, 10:00am
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