John McLaughlin (1898-1976)
John McLaughlin (1898-1976)

#20-1958

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John McLaughlin (1898-1976)
#20-1958
signed, titled and dated 'JOHN MCLAUGHLIN #20-1958' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
60 x 38 ¼ in. (152.4 x 97.2 cm.)
Painted in 1958.
Provenance
Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
Chermayeff & Geismar Gallery, New York
Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh
Their sale; Sotheby's, New York, 1 November 1984, lot 158
Private collection, Chicago
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 2 May 1991, lot 120
Private collection, New York
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 27 February 1992, lot 54
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Exhibited
Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, John McLaughlin: Retrospective Exhibition, 1946-1967, November 1968-January 1969, pp. 17 and 26, no. 28 (illustrated).

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Lot Essay

My purpose is to achieve the totally abstract. I want to communicate only to the extent that the painting will serve to induce or intensify the viewer's natural desire for contemplation without benefit of a guiding principle. I must therefore free the viewer from the demands or special qualities imposed by the particular by omitting the image (object). This I manage by the use of neutral forms. - John McLaughlin
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