"Untitled/diagonals Monoprint (Unique Work) 49x35 Huge"1976
Works on Paper (not prints) : Unique Pressed Colored Paper Pulp And Monotype
Size : 40.75x26.63 in | 104x68 cm
Framed : 48.75x34.75 in | 124x88 cmREDUCEDNEWFAVORITEWOW DEALSWELL PRICED
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Framed with PlexiglassBiege Wood Frame
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Provenance / HistoryPROVENANCE:Artist Kenneth Noland gifted to Kenworth Moffett; then to private dealer; then to another private dealer.Unique colored paper pulp and monotype on handmade paper, 1979, signed in pencil and dated on the reverse (twice), with the artist's blindstamp ('KN') in the upper-left corner and annotated in pencil on the reverse with the artist's inventory/reference number "PK-0144";This work was acquired from the curator Kenworth Moffett who was also the author of an early book on Noland's work. Moffett was curator of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and an early supporter of Noland’s work. In 1977 Abrams published a monograph by Moffett on Noland that is still considered one of the definitive books on Noland’s work.Kenneth Noland began to create unique works using paper pulp and handmade paper in the mid to late 1970s, and continued experimenting with the technique well into the 1980s. The use of paper pulp had become popular with other artists at this time, in particular Ellsworth Kelly and David Hockney, who had been inspired in large part by the work of the master printer Kenneth Tyler, a constant experimenter with new techniques. It allowed the artist to not just draw or paint their design onto a sheet of paper, but have the work be an integral part of the paper itself.Many of Noland's handmade paper works echo his style of painting from the mid to late 1950s, where acrylic was poured or brushed freely onto unprimed canvas, creating looser works that had a more spontaneous feel than his later hard-edged paintings. The diagonal elements in this work clearly also relate to his well-known diagonal stripe paintings of the early to mid 1960s.Noland's works on paper have been the subject of individual museum exhibitions, most recently at The Butler Institute of American Art in 2007 ("Kenneth Noland: Works on Paper").
Story / Additional InfoThis monoprint has a very special pedigree as it was originally owned by Kenworth Moffett, the curator of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
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Kenneth Noland - United States
Art Brokerage: Kenneth Noland American Artist: b. 1924-2010. Kenneth Noland, along with Morris Louis, transmitted the energy, excitement, and inventiveness of the New York art scene to artists in Washington, D.C. Born in Asheville, North Carolina in 1924, Noland served in the Army from 1942 to 1945. From 1946 to 1948 Noland studied at Black Mountain College, North Carolina, working with Ilya Bolotowsky and Josef Albers, well-known artists who were on the faculty there. In 1948 Kenneth Noland traveled to Paris, where he had his first one-person show. Returning to America in 1949, Kenneth Noland moved to Washington, D.C. and worked at the Institute of Contemporary Art (1949 - 1950); later he taught at The Catholic University of America (1951 -60). Noland frequently returned to Black Mountain College, where in the summer of 1950 he met artist Helen Frankenthaler and Clement Greenberg, the noted critic, who became a champion of his art. Through them Kenneth Noland became aware of Abstract Expressionism. This encounter was critical in the development of Noland's artistic style; as Noland began experimenting with Frankenthaler's pouring and staining techniques, which became the impetus for his own color field paintings, abstract canvases saturated with pure color. From 1952 to 1956, Noland taught night classes at the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts, where he met the group of artists known as the Washington Color School Painters, among them, Morris Louis. Noland and Louis became the leading figures of among the color field painters. In 1954 Greenberg, a strong advocate for Noland's paintings, included Noland in the exhibition, "Emerging Talent" at the Samuel M. Kootz Gallery in New York. Another leading New York gallery, the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, presented Noland's first one-person show in 1957. In the fall of 1961 Kenneth Noland moved to New York, and a few years later relocated to South Shaftesbury, Vermont to teach at Bennington College. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977, has served on the Board of Trustees at Bennington College since 1985, and was appointed the Milton Avery Professor of Arts at Bard College in 1986, a post he held until his retirement from teaching in 1997. Mr. Noland sadly passed away recently at his home in Port Clyde Maine on Jan 5, 2010. Listings wanted.