11 November 2015
Mark Tobey (1890-1976)
Untitled (Ritual Space)
signed and dated ‘Tobey 57’ (lower right)
sumi ink on Japanese paper
21 x 29 1/2 in. (53.5 x 75 cm.)
Drawn in 1957.
Galleria Notizie, Torino
Private collection, Italy
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1980s
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Torino, Galleria Notizie, Tempere e inchiostri di Mark Tobey, October-November 1960, p. 5 (illustrated).
Châteauroux, France, Médiathèque, L’Ire des vents et Yves Peyré, October 1994–January 1995, p. 22, no. 139 (illustrated).
Achim Moeller of the Mark Tobey Project LLC has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which is listed in the archive under number MT [191-9-30-15].
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