Brice Marden - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "Marden’s black reveals its qualities only to those who look and can see its changes…Each area of blackness has its history, its experiential specificity."
    —Richard Shiff, art historian, on Brice Marden’s early drawings

    • Provenance

      Bykert Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1967

    • 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 "B. Marden" lower right of image
charcoal and graphite on paper
image 10 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (27.3 x 39.4 cm)
sheet 20 x 23 3/4 in. (50.8 x 60.3 cm)

Executed in 1964-1965.

Full Cataloguing

$300,000 - 500,000 

Sold for $138,600

Contact Specialist

Annie Dolan
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
+1 212 940 1288

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022