Betty Parsons Gallery, New York Private Collection, Fort Worth Sotheby's, New York, 3 May 1989, Lot 92 Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York (acquired from the above sale) Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1998
"Through the 40s, Reinhardt’s paintings distinguished themselves from European abstraction through a total occupation with surface rather than readable formal structure, without compositional elements that outweigh one another. The paintings were organized by signs, either of a geometric order, of small rectangles of color fitting into one another, or of a blurred and less clearly delimited order, creating together the characteristics of “all-over” painting." Alfred Pacqument in Exh. Cat. Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Ad Reinhardt, 1973
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