Paul Jenkins, Untitled, 1989-1990

Artist: Paul Jenkins (1923 - 2012)
Title:Untitled, 1989-1990
Medium:Unique original acrylic on canvas
Framed Size:72 1/2 in x 41 7/8 in (184.1 cm x 106.4 cm)
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Paul Jenkins (Kansas City 1923 – New York 2012) on recto.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6318

Historical Description

This Paul Jenkins acrylic painting on canvas is gloriously saturated in color with bold, magnetic, and electrifying hues. Jenkins is known for his abstract expressionist paintings, which are highly pigmented, with loose, organic forms. The first thing you notice about this fantastic work of art is its color palette, and the second is the grand size. Even though there are so many things happening at once on the surface, Jenkins is able to convey a sense of balance and flow. He does so through the arrangement of forms, the striking composition anchored at opposing corners, with abstract imagery flowing from in a diagonal motion. In the upper register of the canvas a warm scarlet radiates from the top right corner. As this red color makes its way towards the center of the canvas, it is met by a dark, deep purple diagonal form which adds a sense of spatial depth while guiding the line of sight. Below this division clusters of bright colors in a prismatic array settle near the center. The yellow, green, teal, blue, and red shapes interact with one another in a game of push and pull, as some colors stand out and others recede. The format of this work is an elongated rectangle, with a towering height of just under 6 feet. The dramatic scale and shape of the canvas emphasizes verticality and provides space for Jenkins’ paints to pool, bloom and disperse.

Created in 1989-1990, Paul Jenkins, a Unique Original Acrylic on Canvas is hand-signed by Paul Jenkins (Kansas City 1923 – New York 2012) on recto. This work is also hand-signed and dated on verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Paul Jenkins Untitled, 1989-1990 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 final sale of the work).

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Paul Jenkins Unique Original Acrylic on Canvas Untitled, 1989-1990 is presented in a complementary moulding.