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PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTION

Ad Reinhardt
ABSTRACT PAINTING BLUE
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 1,161,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
125

PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTION

Ad Reinhardt
ABSTRACT PAINTING BLUE
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 1,161,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Ad Reinhardt
1913-1967
ABSTRACT PAINTING BLUE
signed, titled and dated 1952 on the reverse

oil on canvas, in 4 parts


Overall: 48 by 12 in. 121.9 by 30.5 cm.
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Provenance

The Pace Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Exhibited

New York, The Museum of of Modern Art; Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Ad Reinhardt, May 1991 - January 1992, p. 79, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"He saw painting as an ordered, pure, and preferably immobile construct in a period when "purity" was despised. In this sense, he was a "thirties painter" in the forties and a "sixties painter" in the fifties, for he soon found that huge size was not necessary for the particular self-contained luminescence he sought." Lucy R. Lippard

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