Paul Jenkins, Untitled, 1970-71

Artist: Paul Jenkins (1923 - 2012)
Title:Untitled, 1970-71
Medium:Original Acrylic on Canvas
Image:28 3/4 in x 23 3/4 in (73 cm x 60.3 cm)
Sheet:28 3/4 in x 23 3/4 in (73 cm x 60.3 cm)
Framed:30 1/4 in x 25 3/8 in (76.8 cm x 64.5 cm)
Edition:This is unique and original acrylic on canvas.
Signature:This work is hand-signed, titled, and dated by Paul Jenkins (Kansas City 1923 – New York 2012) on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6345
$40,000 $35,000

Historical Description

Paul Jenkins  Untitled, 1970-71 is a dramatic and energetic abstract composition that gives the relatively small canvas a fantastic magnitude. Controlled lines of color starting at the top left delve diagonally down where they become a sweep of intricate texture and sublime colors that are barely contained by the edges of the canvas. Jenkin’s magical ability to endow the seemingly simple medium of acrylic paint with a transcendent, organic life is on full display in this mesmerizing work. The tranquil, net-edged wash of blue at the left flows and blends beautifully with the rich swirls of dark reds and pure white. Splashes of yellow are just subtle enough to give the work the satisfying primary color palette without stealing attention from the gorgeous blues and reds, the textures of which rule the composition. The calm melting of hues in the blue shades combined with the swirling and dynamic blends of the reds give the work a wonderful visual richness, at times, exciting our eye and at times providing us with a soothing vista. This remarkable original painting encapsulates Jenkin’s mastery of the medium, as he gives it a force and complexity that is almost alchemic.

Created in 1970-71, this work is hand-signed, titled, and dated by Paul Jenkins (Kansas City 1923 – New York 2012) on verso. This is a unique and original acrylic on canvas.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Paul Jenkins  Untitled, 1970-71  is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonné 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 Untitled, 1970-71 is presented in a complementary moulding.

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