Property from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
1905 - 1970
UNTITLED ETCHING 1
signed, dated 1969 and numbered 19/28
etching and aquatint on J. Green paper
plate: 14¾ by 23½ in. 37.5 by 59.8 cm.
sheet: 22⅝ by 31¾ in. 57.5 by 80.5 cm.
Executed in 1969, this work is number 19 from an edition of 28, plus 4 artist's proofs.
This print is in very good condition overall and has full margins. There is minor evidence of handling to the edges, including a soft crease in the upper left corner. Under very close inspection, the edges have discolored slightly with age but are obscured by the mat. The print is hinged verso to the mat intermittently along the edges. Framed under Plexiglas.
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M. Knoedler & Co., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1969
Melinda Terbell, “Los Angeles,” Arts Magazine, Vol. 45, No. I, September - October 1970, p. 54
Exh. Cat., New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Barnett Newman, 1971, p. 138
Thomas B. Hess, “Notes on Newman’s ‘Notes,’” The Print Collector’s Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 6, January - February 1972, p. 122
Exh. Cat., New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Modern Art in Prints, 1973, p. 47, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Middletown, Wesleyan University, Davison Art Center, Recent American Etching, 1975, p. 11
Riva Castleman, Prints of the Twentieth Century: A History, New York, 1976, p. 138
Alfred Pacquement, Barnett Newman: Pour une peinture passionée, Paris, 1978, p. 7
Harold Rosenberg, Barnett Newman, New York, 1978, cat. no. 228, another example illustrated
Germain Viatte, “Barnett Newman: L’iillumination de Shining Forth,” Cashiers du Musée National d’Art Moderne, No. I, July - September 1979, p. 116, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Amherst, University of Massachusetts, University Gallery, The Prints of Barnett Newman, 1983, p. 91, illustrated
Roman Hollenstein, “’Das Sublime ereignet sich jetzt:’ Barnett Newmans Druckgraphik in der Graphiksammlung der ETH,” Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 19 November 1986, p. 33
Esther Sparks, “Barnett Newman,” Universal Limited Art Editions: A History and Catalogue: The First Twenty-Five Years, New York 1989, cat. nos. 40A and 40B, no. 158, p. 211, illustrated
Deborah Ripley, “Prints and Multiples,” Artscribe, No. 63, September - October 1990, p. 20
Exh. Cat., Stedelijk Museum, Barnett Newman, Notes: 18 Etchings and Aquatints, 1993, pp. 40, 46 and 47
Michael Archer, “Barnett Newman,” Art Monthly, No. 201, November 1996, p. 33
Rolf-Gunter Dienst, “Gesange auf Stein,” Frankfurter Allgeine Zeitung, 29 August 1996, p. 32
Exh. Cat., Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, The Prints of Barnett Newman: 1961-1969, 1996, p. 113, illustrated in color
Gabrielle Schor, “Freie Farbe, lebendige Form,” Berner Kustmitteilungen, No. 307, November/December 1996, p. 5
Exh. Cat., Graz, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Die Farben Schwarz, 1999, p. 110
Exh. Cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnett Newman, 2002, pl. 100, p. 296, illustrated
Carter Ratcliff, “Newman’s Perennial Now,” Art in America, Vol. 90, No. 9, September 2002, p. 97
Richard Shiff, Carol C. Mancusi-Ungaro and Heidi Colsman-Freyberger, Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 2004, cat. no. 249, p. 497, illustrated in color
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Palace of the Legion of Honor; Palm Springs Desert Museum, An American Focus: The Anderson Graphic Arts Collection, October 2000 - March 2001, cat. no. 181, pl. 42, p. 40, illustrated in color
Santa Clara University, de Saisset Museum, Eye on the Sixties: Vision, Body and Soul: Selections from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, February - June 2008, fig. 33, pl. 62, p. 62, illustrated in color