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Richard Pousette-Dart (1916-1992)
Property of a Private West Coast Collector
Richard Pousette-Dart (1916-1992)

Awakening Earth

Details
Richard Pousette-Dart (1916-1992)
Awakening Earth
signed and dated 'R Pousette-Dart 62-3' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
44 ¾ x 57 ½ in. (113.6 x 146 cm.)
Painted in 1962-1963.
Provenance
Estate of the artist, New York
Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
C. Ratcliff, "Concerning the Spiritual in Pousette-Dart," Art in America, November-December 1974, p. 90 (illustrated).
Bacon, Richard Pousette-Dart's Luminous Geometry, 2014, p. 10, fig. 9 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Betty Parsons Gallery, Richard Pousette-Dart: Paintings, November-December 1964.
Athens, Georgia Museum of Art; St. Louis, Washington University Gallery of Art; Utica, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute; Michigan, Grand Rapids Art Museum; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Decatur, Kirkland Fine Arts Center-Perkinson Gallery, Millikin University and Hanover, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Richard Pousette-Dart: Presences, July 1969-December 1970.
New York, Charles Cowles Gallery, Abstract Relationships, June-July 1985.
Provincetown, Long Point Gallery, Opposites, 1988.
Indianapolis Museum of Art; Detroit Institute of Arts and Columbus Museum of Art, Richard Pousette-Dart: A Retrospective, October 1990-January 1992, p. 132, no. 85. (illustrated).

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Lot Essay

"I strive to express the spiritual nature of the universe. Painting is for me a dynamic balance and wholeness of life; it is mysterious and transcendent, yet solid and real"—Richard Pousette-Dart
(R. Pousette-Dart, quoted by K. Hubner, "Richard Pousette-Dart's Early Work and its Origins" inRichard Pousette-Dart, exh. cat., The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, 2007, p. 21).

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