Paul Jenkins, Untitled, 1979

Artist: Paul Jenkins (1923 - 2012)
Title:Untitled, 1979
Medium:Unique original acrylic on canvas
Image Size:45 x 41 in. (114.3 x 104.1 cm)
Sheet Size:45 x 41 in. (114.3 x 104.1 cm)
Framed Size:approx. 55 in x 51 in. (139.7 cm x 130 cm)
Edition:A unique and original work
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Paul Jenkins (Kansas City 1923 – New York 2012) on the lower left. Signed again, titled, and dated on verso.
ID #W-6160

Historical Description

Paul Jenkins Brushstrokes, 1979 feels like a rush of fresh air, the crisp bright colors and the smooth flowing brushstrokes presenting an invigorating composition. The serene vertical movement of the blue and white paint at the left of the canvas transforms, as our eye moves to the right, into curving sweeps of rich yellow and red and beautiful multicolored diagonal lines. There truly is something phenomenal to the work, and the longer it’s examined, the more fascinating and complicated it becomes as the viewer starts noticing more subtle textures and marriages of color. The colors remain remarkable bright and beautiful as they mix together; light and quick strokes of color reveal the texture of the canvas and give the composition a shimmery, spirited aura. The piece is at once energizing and calming. The purity of the colors and clean bright white background testify to the power of visual simplicity and endow the piece with a remarkable dynamic force. Brushstrokes is a beautiful example of Jenkin’s masterful use of paint, which he both guides and allows to take on a life of its own, presenting us with a colorful and swift abstract world that is endlessly fascinating to examine.

Created in 1979, this original and unique acrylic on canvas is hand-signed by Paul Jenkins (Kansas City 1923 – New York 2012) on the lower left. Signed again, titled, and dated on verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Paul Jenkins Brushstrokes, 1979 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Paul Jenkins, Brushstrokes, 1979 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.