Paul Jenkins, Untitled, 1976

Artist: Paul Jenkins (1923 - 2012)
Title:Untitled, 1976
Medium:Unique watercolor on paper
Image Size:29 3/4 in x 41 3/4 in (75.6 cm x 106 cm)
Sheet Size:29 3/4 in x 41 3/4 in (75.6 cm x 106 cm)
Framed Size:38 9/16 x 50 7/8 (97.9 cm x 129.2 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-6354

Historical Description

Paul Jenkins Untitled, 1976 is a gorgeously glowing watercolor, presenting like an abstract and magical landscape inhabiting a mystical world. A black mark stretches diagonally across the horizontal composition, the edges of it spreading and blooming organically giving it a wonderful softness. Melting with it and around it is a petal-like orange bloom of pigment, its edges equally soft and dreamy. Above, stretching up like an open flower or a freshly rising sun, is a wash of yellow into which the orange and black pigments flow like merging rivers. Despite the general languid forms of the work, there is a crisp line going through the middle, starting at the left where the cool tones of purple and aquamarine meet with the neat edge of the tranquil white. At the right, the line continues with the warm orange making a clean line between itself and the paper. This creates a visual horizon for the piece. Although the forms are loose, soft, and thoroughly abstract, the work is full of a rich tranquility we associate with a sublime natural landscape. Jenkin’s magical ability to endow his pieces with emotion and beauty through organic forms and exquisite colors is perfectly encapsulated in this original watercolor.

Created in 1976, this work is hand-signed and dated by Paul Jenkins (Kansas City 1923 – New York 2012) on verso. This is a unique and original watercolor on paper.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Paul Jenkins Untitled, 1976 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, 1976 is presented in a complementary moulding, mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: $16-50k Contemporary