Lot 35
  • 35

Kenneth Noland

250,000 - 350,000 USD
346,000 USD
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  • Kenneth Noland
  • Grave Light
  • signed, titled and dated 1965 on the reverse
  • acrylic on canvas


Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Rowan, Pasadena (acquired in May 1966)
Wanda Hansen, Sausalito
Graham Gund (acquired from the above in November 1978)
The Gund Art Foundation


Irvine, University of California, Selections from the Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Rowan Collection, 1967
San Francisco Museum of Art, American Art of the Sixties, June - July 1967
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art; Toledo Museum of Art; The Denver Art Museum, Kenneth Noland: A Retrospective, April 1977 - May 1978, cat. no. 51, pp. 32 and 86, illustrated in color
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, A Private Vision: Contemporary Art from the Graham Gund Collection, February - April 1982, p. 37, illustrated in color
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, In Private Hands: 200 Years of American Painting, October 2005 - January 2006


Kenneth Moffett, Kenneth Noland, New York, 1977, no. 161, illustrated in color
Karen Wilkin, Kenneth Noland, New York, 1990, pl. 25, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Once Noland started to explore the diamond-shaped support, he began to play with the possibilities of the chevron motif. He produced several broadened diamonds, powerful works in which the interior chevron configuration conformed exactly with the shape of the support. Most notable among these are Grave Light, 1965, and Dark Sweet Cherry, 1966." (Diane Waldman, Kenneth Noland: A Retrospective, Exh. Cat., The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1977, p. 32)