Lot 179
  • 179

Ad Reinhardt

400,000 - 600,000 USD
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  • Ad Reinhardt
  • Abstract Painting
  • signed and dated 1958 on the stretcher; signed, titled, dated 1958 and inscribed on the backing board
  • oil on canvas in artist's frame
  • 37 5/8 by 25 5/8 in. 95.6 by 65.1 cm.


Estate of the artist
Private Collection, Palm Beach
Sotheby's, New York, May 4, 1987, lot 65
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale


Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Ad Reinhardt, April - June 1985, cat. no 16, p. 23, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Fine art can only be defined as exclusive, negative, absolute and timeless. It is not practical, useful, related, applicable or subservient to anything else. Fine art has its own thought, its own history and tradition, its own reason, its own discipline. It has its own 'integrity' and not someone else's 'integration' with something else." Ad Reinhardt