Mark Tobey - 20th c. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, July 2, 2020 | Phillips

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  • In Context

    Painted in 1960,  Mark Tobey's Untitled is a beautiful work that was created at jubilant moment in the artist's career. In the mid-1950s, Tobey had reached what MoMA curator William C. Seitz called "international prominence". His retrospective exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London and his first solo show in Paris, at the Galerie Jeanne Bucher in 1955, cemented his reputation in Europe. This period of success was crowned when he was awarded the International Great Prize at the Venice Biennale of 1958; soon after, in 1961, he became the first non-French artist ever to get a solo show at the prestigious Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. 

    • Provenance

      Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne
      Acquired from the above by the present owner



signed and dated “Tobey 60” lower right
tempera on paper
9 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. (24.8 x 21.9 cm)
Painted in 1960.

Achim Moeller, Managing Principal of The Mark Tobey Project LLC, has confirmed the authenticity. The work is registered in the Mark Tobey archive with the number MT [285-06-02-20].

Full Cataloguing

$15,000 - 20,000 

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20th c. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 2 July 2020