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    Sale 2048

    Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

    12 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    Barnett Newman (1905-1970)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Barnett Newman (1905-1970)
    Untitled
    ink on paper
    14 x 10 in. (35.6 x 25.4 cm.)
    Executed in 1960.


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    Provenance

    The Estate of the Artist, New York
    Annalee Newman, New York
    Ronald S. Lauder, New York
    Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 9 May 1990, lot 152
    Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 19 November 1997, lot 11
    Private collection, California
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    Master Drawings of American Post-War Art: A Private Collection


    Literature

    H. Rosenberg, Barnett Newman, New York, 1978, p. 188, no. 171 (illustrated).
    R. Shiff, et. al., Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York, 2004, p. 434, no. 187 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Indianapolis Museum of Art; Berkeley, University Art Museum; San Antonio, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute and Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Perceptions of the Spirit in Twentieth Century American Art, September 1977-June 1978, p. 105, no. 61 (illustrated).
    The Baltimore Museum of Modern Art; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou; Cologne, Museum Ludwig and Basel, Kunstmuseum, Barnett Newman: The Complete Drawings, 1944-1969, April 1979-July 1981, pp. 159 and 176-177 (illustrated).
    New York, Craig F. Starr Associates, Barnett Newman: Drawing Declares the Space, April-June 2005 (illustrated).