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Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974)
Property from a Distinguished West Coast Collection
Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974)

Black Emblems

Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974)
Black Emblems
signed, titled and dated 'Adolph Gottlieb 1971 "Black Emblems"' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
84 x 90 in. (213.4 x 228.6 cm.)
Painted in 1971.
David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto
Kootz Gallery, New York
William Pall Fine Art, New York
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 29 May 1989, lot 39
Private collection, Canada
Arij Gasiunasen Fine Art, Palm Beach
Acquired from the above by the present owner
London, Marlborough Fine Art and Zurich, Marlborough Galerie AG, Adolph Gottlieb Paintings, 1959-1971, November 1971-March 1972, p. 58, no. 23 (illustrated).
New York, Marlborough Gallery, Adolph Gottlieb Paintings, 1971-1972, November 1972, p. 58, no. 23 (illustrated).

Lot Essay

"The idea that painting is merely an arrangement of lines, colors, and forms is boring. Subjective imagery is the area which I have been exploring....I reject the outer world--the appearance of the natural world....The subconscious has been my guiding factor in all my work. I deal with inner feeling" -- Adolph Gottlieb (A. Gottlieb, quoted by R. Landau, "Introduction," Adolph Gottlieb: Important Works, Montreal, 1993, p.3).

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