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SOLD TO BENEFIT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART'S NEW BUILDING PROJECT

Brice Marden
UNTITLED
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 995,000 USD
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406

SOLD TO BENEFIT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART'S NEW BUILDING PROJECT

Brice Marden
UNTITLED
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 995,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Brice Marden
B.1938
UNTITLED
signed and dated 68
craypas, watercolor and graphite on paper
26 1/2 by 40 in. 67.3 by 101.6 cm.
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Provenance

Bykert Gallery, New York
Christie’s, New York, November 19, 1981, lot 298
Private Collection
Donated by Leonard Lauder and LWG Family Partners

Catalogue Note

Untitled (1968) is an early work on paper, in white crayon, watercolor, and graphite, that typifies Marden’s interest during this period in the spatial limits of the rectangular form and subtle tonalities of muted gray, which at once emphasize surface and suggest an elusive depth. As in many of his early paintings, a bare, narrow margin at the sides allows the viewer to investigate the process of the work’s making. Marden, at this point, had completed his graduate studies at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture, studying under Alex Katz and Jon Schueler along with fellow students Richard Serra, Chuck Close, and others. After a stint as a guard at the Jewish Museum, where he encountered the Jasper Johns retrospective held there in 1964, he embarked for Paris, where he began to make grid-patterned, grisaille drawings in charcoal or graphite such as this one. 

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