Lot 12
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ADOLPH GOTTLIEB | Flat Black

Estimate
100,000 - 150,000 USD
Sold
325,000 USD
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Description

  • Adolph Gottlieb
  • Flat Black
  • signed, dated 1970 and numbered 34
  • oil on paper

Provenance

Makler Gallery, Philadelphia
Marlborough Gallery, New York
Private Collection
Christie's, New York, 16 November 2006, Lot 177
Private Collection
Christie's, New York, 23 September 2009, Lot 43
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner 

Exhibited

New York, Marlborough Gallery, Adolph Gottlieb: Works on Paper, February - March 1971, n.p., illustrated in color (cover)

Catalogue Note

“His motif has orbited into electrifying new fields of color, the horizon dropping away completely, the globes, usually single, now taking on a new radiance, raised with an almost palpable transgression of gravity as they dip and swim steadfastly over the explosive calligraphs below—writhing, kinking, hooked, twisted, contracted, precisely exploded-all the verbs are active in this extraordinary visual grammar.” Brian O’Doherty, "Adolph Gottlieb: The Dualism of an Inner Life,” The New York Times, 23 February 1964, p. 17
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