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Adolph Gottlieb

Counterpoise

Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb

Counterpoise

Counterpoise

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Adolph Gottlieb

1903 - 1974

Counterpoise


signed and titled (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

108 by 90 in.

274.3 by 228.5 cm.

Executed in 1959.

This work is in good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges, including scuffs and hairline craquelure at the turning edges. The work appears to have been varnished creating an irregular surface sheen that appears cloudy in areas. Under close inspection, there is evidence of extremely faint hairline craquelure in the yellow passages. There are spots of discoloration and pinpoint foxing on the reverse, which do not appear to correlate to the face. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, the aforementioned varnish fluoresces and an approximately 2 inch area along the upper edge fluoresces darkly. Framed.


Framed dimensions: 109 by 90 ½ in.  (276.9 by 229.9 cm.)


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Estate of the artist
Marlborough Gallery, New York
Private Collection
Sotheby's New York, 2 May 1988, lot 24
Marisa del Re Gallery, New York
The Gerald Peters Gallery, New Mexico
Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo
Acquired from the above in 1991 by the present owner
Barbara Rose, American Art Since 1900, New York, 1967, p. 197, illustrated in color
Terry Measham, The Moderns: 1945-1975, Oxford, 1976, p. 16, illustrated in color
Paul-Emile Borduas, Oeuvres Picturales 1943-1960, Brussels, 1982, p. 54, illustrated
Exh. Cat., New York, Knoedler & Company, Coming to Light: Avery, Gottlieb, Rothko; Provincetown Summers 1957-1961, 2002, p. 83 (text)
New York, French & Company, Inc., Adolph Gottlieb: New Paintings, 1960, n.p., illustrated
Seattle World's Fair, Art Since 1950, 1962, p. 27 illustrated
Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, American Art Since 1950, 1962
Waltham, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 1962
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Adolph Gottlieb, 1963
Sao Paolo, Bienal, 1963, illustrated 
London & Zurich, Marlborough Fine Art, Adolph Gottlieb: Paintings 1959-1971, 1971-72, no. 1, p.13, illustrated in color