Adolph Gottlieb - Abstract by Nature: Paintings from the 1950s to the Present New York Saturday, August 7, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Esther Gottlieb, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
    Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York
    PaceWildenstein, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Kootz Gallery, Adolph Gottlieb, January 8-26, 1952 (Illustrated on the cover)
    Bennington, Vermont, Bennington College Gallery; Williamstown, Massachusetts, Lawrence Museum, Williams College; Provincetown, Kootz Gallery, A Retrospective Show of the Paintings of Adolph Gottlieb, April 23 - August 20, 1954
    New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Washington D.C, Corcoran Gallery of Art; Waltham, Rose Art Museum, Adolph Gottlieb, February 14 - October 20, 1968, p. 54 (illustrated)
    New York, Knoedler & Company, Contemporary Masterworks, January 15 - February 8, 1997
    Houston, Meredith Long & Company, Adolph Gottlieb Pictographs: A Selection from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, April 16 - May 6, 1998
    New York, Pace Wildenstein, Adolph Gottlieb: Pictographs 1941–1951, October 29 - December 31, 2004, no. 34 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Adolph Gottlieb, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1968, p. 54 (illustrated)
    Jane Harrison Cone, 'Adolph Gottlieb', Artforum, April 1968, no. 38 (illustrated)
    April Kingsley, 'Adolph Gottlieb in the Fifties: Different Times Require Different Images', Arts Magazine, September 1985, no. 81 (illustrated)
    Ann Eden Gibson, Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics, New Haven, 1997, p. 74 (illustrated)


Symbols and a woman

signed "ADOLPH GOTTLIEB" lower left
oil on canvas
60 x 72 in. (152.4 x 182.9 cm)
Painted in 1951.

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Abstract by Nature: Paintings from the 1950s to the Present