Norton Museum of Art 2022 Benefit Auction, Palm Beach County, Florida

Norton Museum of Art 2022 Benefit Auction, Palm Beach County, Florida

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Osvaldo Romberg

The Chromatic Circle Interrupted Line

Lot Closed

April 11, 08:23 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Details


Osvaldo Romberg


The Chromatic Circle Interrupted Line

Acrylic on paper in 6 pieces

Each: 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (19.1 x 19.1 cm)

On mount: 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm)

Executed circa 1976.

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Courtesy of Henrique Faria, New York

In the early 1970s, Argentinean conceptual artist Osvaldo Romberg (1938) began using a grid to analyze the tone and saturation of various colors. His thorough taxonomies are vibrant, rainbow-like compositions whose optical effects exceed and deform the empirical structure of the grid with their uneven strokes of paint. Romberg’s deconstruction of both individual hues and those of famous historical paintings investigate the political and social conventions of looking and seeing. The works on paper from this period are infused with Romberg’s interest in art history, philosophy, linguistics, and informational systems. 

Romberg is currently Senior Curator at the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia. He is also a full time professor at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, where he founded a center for experimental cinema, video and media art. He has exhibited widely as an artist at institutions including the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; Sudo Museum, Tokyo; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Jewish Museum, New York; the XLI Venice Biennial, Israel Pavilion; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires; and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.