Kenneth Noland (1924-2010)
Regal Grey
signed, titled and dated 'REGAL GREY Kenneth Noland 1970' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
64 ¼ x 114 1/8 in. (163.1 x 289.8 cm.)
Painted in 1970.
Kasmin Limited, London
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 8 October 1988, lot 141
Private collection, Tokyo
Anon. sale; Christie's East, New York, 7 May 1996, lot 82
Private collection, New York
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 17 February 1999, lot 194
Private collection, New York
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 12 November 2009, lot 205
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Toledo Museum of Art, Kenneth Noland: A Retrospective, April 1977-March 1978, p. 141, no. 102 (illustrated).
Diputación Provincial de Málaga, Sala de Exposiciones Alameda, Post Pictórico-Pop: Noland - Warhol, March-May 2000, p. 39 (illustrated).

Lot Essay

“I think all totally abstract pictures – the best ones that really come off – Newman, Pollock, Kenneth Noland – have tremendous space; perspective space despite the emphasis on flat surface. For example, in Noland a band of yellow in relation to a band of blue and one of orange can move in depth although they are married to the surface. This has become a familiar explanation, but few people really see and feel it that way.” (H. Frankenthaler, in 'Interview with Helen Frankenthaler', Artforum 4. no. 2, October 1965, p. 37)

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