On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
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
Master Drawings of American Post-War Art: A Private Collection
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).
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).