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Kenneth Noland (American, Asheville, North Carolina 1924–2010 Port Clyde, Maine)

Date:
1961
Geography:
Country of Origin USA
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
94 1/4 x 92 1/4in. (239.4 x 234.3cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection, Gift of Muriel Kallis Newman, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.32.48
  • Description

    Noland and Morris Louis are paired by art historians because they both attempted to integrate color as closely as possible with the canvas support. The influential critic Clement Greenberg called this approach “post-painterly abstraction.” The perfection of paintings such as this anticipates both the restraint of Minimalism and the perceptual play of Op Art.

  • Provenance

    Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1961 - 1962; Mrs. Albert H. Newman, Chicago, purchased from Emmerich, May 25, 1962 - her gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006.

  • Exhibition History

    "22nd Annual Exhibition of the Society of Contemporary Art," Art Institute of Chicago, April 24-May 18, 1962, no catalogue, typed checklist, no. 35.

    An American Choice: The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 21-September 27, 1981, exh. cat. by William S. Lieberman, pp.103, 155.

    Abstract Expressionism and Other Modern Works: The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 18, 2007 - February 3, 2008, exh. cat. edited by Gary Tinterow, Lisa Mintz Messinger, and Nan Rosenthal, no. 59, pp. 190-191 (ill.), 192-193 (essay by David Anfam).

  • References

    Eleanor Page, "She Lives in an Art Museum," Chicago Tribune, September 13, 1964, section 3, p. 3 (ill.).

    Judith Goldman, "Collecting in Chicago: Love Affairs with Art," Artnews, vol. 78, no. 2, February 1979, p. 49.

    Alice Hess, "Great Private Collections: A Chicago Visionary," Saturday Review, vol. 7, no. 14, October 1980, pp. 3, 72-75.

    Hilton Kramer, "Modernist Show Moves Met Firmly into Art of 20th Century," New York Times, May 22, 1981, p. C21.

    William Agee, "Muriel Kallis Newman: Life Among the Moderns," Architectural Digest, December 1986, p. 70.

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