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PROPERTY OF OAK BROOK BANK

Ad Reinhardt
NUMBER 18
Estimate
180,000220,000
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213

PROPERTY OF OAK BROOK BANK

Ad Reinhardt
NUMBER 18
Estimate
180,000220,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Ad Reinhardt
1913-1967
NUMBER 18
signed and dated 50; signed, titled and dated 1950-I on the stretcher; signed and dated 1950 on the backing board
oil on canvas
50 by 20 in. 127 by 50.8 cm.
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Provenance

Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., New York
Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Rome
Galleria Morone, Milan
Private Collection, Italy
Sotheby's, New York, November 18, 1998, Lot 235
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

Catalogue Note

Reinhardt's development from the geometric abstractions that characterized his days as a member of the American Abstract Artists group in the 1930s, to his exploration of "all over" abstract patterns in the 1940s, to the monochromatic red, blue and finally "black" paintings of the 1950s and 1960s was highly individual.  Seeking to distill painting into a single, primary and uniquely visual experience, Reinhardt's austere, pared-down style provided a ciritical bridge between the artists of his generation and the younger, emerging Minimalist and Conceptual artists of the 1960s.

"The one thing to say about Art is that it is one thing.  Art is art-as-art and everything else is everything else.  Art-as-art is nothing but art.  Art is not what is not art."
-- Ad Reinhardt

Comp: Ad Reinhardt in his studio, 1966
Photo: © Fred W. McDarrah
Art: © 2005 Estate of Ad Reinhardt / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York

The artist at the Betty Parsons Gallery in 1960 during his retrospective exhibition.


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