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BRICE MARDEN | Couplet Painting Study II

500,000 - 700,000 USD
1,455,000 USD
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  • Couplet Painting Study II
  • signed and dated 87-8; signed, titled and dated 1987-8 on the reverse 
  • gouache and ink on paper


Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Michael Werner Gallery, Cologne
Collection of Celine and Heiner Bastian, Berlin 
Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in May 1998


Cologne, Michael Werner Gallery, Brice Marden, May - June 1989, n.p., illustrated in color
Art Institute of Chicago, The Judith Neisser Collection: Minimal and Postminimal Innovation, February - May 2011, pp. 16 and 97, illustrated in color


Klaus Kertess, Brice Marden - Paintings and Drawings, New York 1992, p. 201, illustrated in color 

Catalogue Note

"I think abstraction is a very rich area. And it is upsetting that people seem to have some fear of it. I'm constantly making these statements about how you should just look at it and react to it on your own; just relax and let go."
Brice Marden