Paul Jenkins, Untitled, 1971

Artist: Paul Jenkins (1923 - 2012)
Title:Untitled, 1971
Medium:Watercolor on Paper
Image Size:42 in x 30 in (107 x 76 cm)
Sheet Size:42 in x 30 in (107 x 76 cm)
Framed Size:49 7/8 in x 38 in (126.6 cm x 96.5 cm)
Edition:This is unique and original work.
Signature:This work is hand signed and dated by Paul Jenkins (Kansas City 1923 – New York 2012) in ink on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6427

Historical Description

Paul Jenkins Untitled, 1971 conveys a strong sense of movement through a bold central composition dominated by shades of yellow, purple and black. Surrounded by a white background, this central composition features a rocket-like shape appearing to blast out of the bottom edge of the paper, suggesting a symbolic study of the inner voyage of the human spirit. Fascinated by self-contemplation, Jenkins combines multilayered formations of transparent color to attain different perspectives of depth. The colors blend and ascend from a roiling combination of shades of purple and black through the bottom and middle of the cylindrical image to end in a pure translucent yellow point, suggesting a sense of spiritual enlightenment. Crisp and blurred edges alternate gracefully and construct a harmonic rhythm and movement made possibly by Jenkins’ unique technique of applying paint to the paper.

Created in 1971, Untitled is a watercolor on paper hand-signed and dated by Paul Jenkins (Kansas City 1923 – New York 2012) in ink on the reverse. This is a unique and original work.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Paul Jenkins Untitled, 1971 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 watercolor.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Paul Jenkins Untitled, 1971 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Romantic $16-50k Contemporary