Lot 113
  • 113

Ad Reinhardt

400,000 - 600,000 USD
1,155,000 USD
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  • Ad Reinhardt
  • No. 12
  • signed and dated '50
  • oil on canvas, in artist's frame


Betty Parsons Gallery, New York
Collection of Morris Dorsky, New York (acquired from the above)
Jeffrey Hoffeld & Company, Inc., New York (acquired from the above)
Private Collection, Los Angeles 
Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles 
Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 1995 


Lucy R. Lippard, Ad Reinhardt, New York 1981, no. 65, p. 88, illustrated (incorrectly titled and dated)

Catalogue Note

"I don't understand, in a painting, the love of anything except the love of painting itself. If there is agony, other than the agony of painting, I don't know exactly what kind of agony that would be. I am sure external agony does not enter very importantly into the agony of our painting."
Ad Reinhardt