Monochromatic Minimalism: Ad Reinhardt’s Red Painting

New York | 18 May

A pristine testament to the power of pure, unmediated color and form, Ad Reinhardt’s Red Painting from 1953 is a masterwork from the legendary artist’s seminal series of Red Paintings. One of a highly limited number of Red Paintings of this significant scale that the artist produced – many of which are already held in museum collections – Red Painting is the ultimate testament to Reinhardt’s singular and defining role within the course of modern and contemporary painting. Distinguished by its remarkable provenance and exhibition history, Red Painting has remained in the same important American collection for over three decades, and was notably included in the first major museum retrospective devoted to the artist at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles from 1991 to 1992.

Red Painting from Ad Reinhardt will be offered in Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening auction on 18 May at Sotheby’s New York as a part of the New York Sales.

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