138
138
Norman Bluhm
IDOL
Estimate
250,000350,000
JUMP TO LOT
138
Norman Bluhm
IDOL
Estimate
250,000350,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Nov 2013 Contemporary Day

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New York

Norman Bluhm
1921 - 1999
IDOL
signed and dated '59; signed, titled and dated 59 on the reverse
oil on canvas
110 by 70 in. 279.4 by 177.8 cm.
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Provenance

Estate of the Artist
Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles
Private Collection, San Francisco
Private Collection, San Diego

Exhibited

Rockford Art Museum, Reuniting an Era: Abstract Expressionists of the 1950s, November 2004 - January 2005
San Diego, Scott White Contemporary Art, Norman Bluhm: 1956-1960, September - November 2008, p. 17 and 24, illustrated in color 

Literature

Marika Herskovic, ed., American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950's, an Illustrated Survey, New York, 2003, p. 44, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Bluhm is the only artist working in the idiom of abstract-expressionism who has a spirit similar to that of Pollock, which is to say that he is out - beyond beauty, beyond composition, beyond the old-fashioned kind of pictorial ambition."
(Frank O'Hara, 1962, as quoted in Frank O'Hara, Standing Still and Walking in New York, New York, 1983)

Nov 2013 Contemporary Day

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New York