12 May 2005
Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967)
signed 'REINHARDT 48' (lower left); signed again, titled and dated again 'AD REINHARDT ABSTRACT PAINTING 1948' (on the reverse); and signed again 'AD REINHARDT' (on the backing board)
oil on canvas
40 x 38 in. (101.5 x 96.5 cm.)
Painted in 1948.
Estate of the artist
Marlborough Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art , Twenty-First Corcoran Biennial, 1949, p. 32 (titled "Abstract Thought").
New York, Marlborough Gallery, Ad Reinhardt: Early Works, February-March 1999, p. 46, no. 37 (illustrated in color).
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Please note that this work is signed again, titled and dated again 'AD REINHARDT ABSTRACT PAINTING 1948' (on the reverse).
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