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Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989) Southwest Landscape #5, c.1959 Oil on Masonite 38 x 55 inches 40 x 57 inches framed Provenance: Brother of Elaine de Kooning Private Collection, Philadelphia, PA, 2003

Paul Burlin (1886-1969) Said Couldn’t Be Done, c.1959 Oil on canvas 84 x 66 inches Exhibition history: Whitney Museum / American Federation of the Arts, New York, “Paul Burlin Retrospective”, January 1962-February 1963

Jack Roth (1886-1969) Said Couldn’t Be Done, c.1959 Oil on canvas 84 x 66 inches Exhibition history: Whitney Museum / American Federation of the Arts, New York, “Paul Burlin Retrospective”, January 1962-February 1963 Being and Becoming:

First and Second Generation Abstract Expressionist Compositions

July 10-31, 2015


Abstract Expressionism remains the most important and quintessential American art movement to date and was instrumental in shifting the gravitational center of the modern art world from Paris to New York in the mid-twentieth century. Although rooted in the early abstract paintings of Wassily Kandinsky as well as in the late Cubist and Surrealist works of Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, respectively, Abstract Expressionist compositions are immediately distinguishable from their European progenitors by their creational spontaneity, compositional indeterminacy, and emotional immediacy. The main innovation of the movement was to foreground as subject the artist’s feelings and emotions by creating visual states of being and becoming. Andrew Diversey


Hans Burkhardt (b. 1932) Untitled, 1964 Oil on canvas 32 x 42 inches 35.25 x 45.25 inches framed Provenance: Private Collection, Bedford, NY Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York (label verso) Estate of the Artist


Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989) Southwest Landscape #5, c.1959 Oil on Masonite 38 x 55 inches 40 x 57 inches framed Provenance: Private Collection, Philadelphia, PA, 2003 Brother of Elaine de Kooning


Paul Burlin (1886-1969) It Is, 1959 Oil on canvas 84 x 66 inches Signed lower center Exhibition history: Whitney Museum / American Federation of the Arts, New York, “Paul Burlin Retrospective”, January 1962-February 1963


Jon Schueler (1916-1992) Scottish Sea, 1959 Oil on canvas 62 x 78 inches Exhibition history: Whitney Annual, 1959-60, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (label verso)


Jack Roth (1927-2007) Cathedral XVI, 1977 Acrylic on canvas 90 x 29 inches Signed, titled, dated verso Exhibition history: Gallery 99, Bay Harbor Island, FL M. Knoedler & Co, New York, NY


Taro Yamamoto (1919-1994) Untitled, 1958 Oil on canvas 50 x 70 inches 51.5 x 71.5 inches framed Signed and dated ‘58 lower right


Norman Bluhm (1921-1999) Untitled, 1969 Acrylic on paper 40 x 26 inches 50 x 36 inches framed Signed and dated lower left Provenance: Don Barese Fine Art, Hamden CT


Vivian Springford (1914-2003) Untitled, 1960 Oil on canvas 20 x 30 inches 21.75 x 31.5 inches framed


Edward Dugmore (1915-1996) Untitled (1960-G), 1960 Oil on canvas 79.5 x 93.87 inches Signed lower right; signed and dated verso Provenance: Estate of the Artist Exhibition History: Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, California AIS Gallery, Los Angeles, California Joseloff Gallery, Los Angeles, California


John Grillo (1917-2014) Untitled, 1960 Oil on canvas 60 x 51.5 inches 61.5 x 53 inches framed Signed and dated lower right Provenance: Collection of the Artist


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Being and Becoming  

First and Second Generation Abstract Expressionist Compositions July 10-31, 2015

Being and Becoming  

First and Second Generation Abstract Expressionist Compositions July 10-31, 2015