Brice Marden - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "[Drawing is] an intimate medium. It's very direct, it's very close. There is less between the artists and the art. There is real closeness, direct contact. A painting is about refinement of image. And drawing isn't. Drawing is not refinement. I don't think drawing is less than painting... I find that painting doesn't have the fluidity that drawing has. And that's always, to me, the battle, to get fluidity into the painting."
    —Brice Marden

    • Provenance

      Private Collection (gifted by the artist)
      Christie’s, South Kensington, September 16, 2010, lot 26
      Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

    • Artist Biography

      Brice Marden

      American • 1938 - N/A

      Born in Bronxville and working between New York City, Tivoli, New York, and Hydra, Greece, Brice Marden developed a unique style that departs from his Abstract Expressionist and Minimalist contemporaries. Drawing from his personal experiences and global travels, Marden’s works demonstrate a gestural and organic emotion channeled through the power of color. By the late 1960s, Marden received international recognition as the master of the monochrome panel and, in the late 1970s, began exploring the relationship between horizontal and vertical planes. His practice is deeply informed by his knowledge of classical architecture, world religion, ancient history, and spirituality. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1998, Marden is represented in notable institutional collections including the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

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signed and dated "B. Marden B. Marden 88" lower right
ink over printed paper
7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
Executed in 1988.

Full Cataloguing

$70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $75,600

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 19 May 2022