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William Scharf

Untitled, circa 1970s

Acrylic on canvas
12 × 15 3/8 in
30.5 × 39.1 cm
This is a unique work.
$8,000
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Hollis Taggart
New York
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A visionary painter with ties to the avant-garde artistic community in New York at midcentury, …

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A visionary painter with ties to the avant-garde artistic community in New York at midcentury, William Scharf nevertheless defies art historical categorization.

Condition
Excellent
Signature
Inscribed on stretcher verso: "TOP", not signed
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Frame
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William Scharf
American, 1927–2018
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William Scharf is a painter whose subject is color. Scharf, a late-generation Abstract Expressionist and who apprenticed in the studio of Mark Rothko, applies paint in translucent layers to achieve depth and luminosity. He creates groups of paintings around the theme of a single color, working in a variety of scales and using shapes both geometric and biomorphic. Series have been dedicated to blue, silver, and gold, but black and white appear with the most frequency. As he explains: “Very young children discover how dark marks on white paper or white chalk on black become adventures; explorations of a kind that could haunt and obsess the entire life of a painter.”

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About the work
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Hollis Taggart
New York
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A visionary painter with ties to the avant-garde artistic community in New York at midcentury, …

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A visionary painter with ties to the avant-garde artistic community in New York at midcentury, William Scharf nevertheless defies art historical categorization.

Condition
Excellent
Signature
Inscribed on stretcher verso: "TOP", not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
William Scharf
American, 1927–2018
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William Scharf is a painter whose subject is color. Scharf, a late-generation Abstract Expressionist and who apprenticed in the studio of Mark Rothko, applies paint in translucent layers to achieve depth and luminosity. He creates groups of paintings around the theme of a single color, working in a variety of scales and using shapes both geometric and biomorphic. Series have been dedicated to blue, silver, and gold, but black and white appear with the most frequency. As he explains: “Very young children discover how dark marks on white paper or white chalk on black become adventures; explorations of a kind that could haunt and obsess the entire life of a painter.”

William Scharf

Untitled, circa 1970s

Acrylic on canvas
12 × 15 3/8 in
30.5 × 39.1 cm
This is a unique work.
$8,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: Free domestic, $200 rest of world
location
New York
Locked
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