Paul Jenkins, Untitled, 1972

Artist: Paul Jenkins (1923 - 2012)
Title:Untitled, 1972
Medium:Watercolor on paper
Image Size:41 1/2 x 92 in (105.4 cm x 233.7 cm)
Sheet Size:41 1/2 x 92 in (105.4 cm x 233.7 cm)
Framed Size:48 3/8 in x 98 1/2 in (123.1 cm x 250.1 cm)
Edition:This is a unique and original work.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Paul Jenkins (Kansas City 1923 – New York 2012) in pencil on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6429
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Historical Description

Paul Jenkins Untitled, 1972 features a multilayered fusion of paints that blend together utilizing a unique darkened color palette to create a mystical and compelling image. A black stream of paint emerges from the right edge to sweep across the paper, widening and becoming increasingly transparent as it progresses to the left edge to reveal hints of other colors underneath. Jenkins’ unorthodox method of thinning and guiding the paint across the surface of the paper, without using a brush, allows for this transparency to create multilayered images. Red, orange and teal brighten either side of the black and tastefully blend together, forming undulating horizontal stripes of color. Jenkins uses the absence of color, leaving small areas of white on the edges to contrast with the central composition, which is dominated by heavy, saturated colors. The refined manner in which the colors bleed and transmute together offer several interpretations and degrees of complexity that reflect the intricacy of human emotions. Through an artistic lens, Jenkins explores mysticism and its relationship to spirituality, a quintessential component to his abstract and expressive style.

Created in 1972, Paul Jenkins Untitled is a unique and original watercolor on paper. This watercolor is hand-signed and dated by Paul Jenkins (Kansas City 1923 – New York 2012) in pencil on verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Paul Jenkins Untitled, 1972 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, 1972 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: $16-50k Contemporary