Richard Anuszkiewicz - New Now New York Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | Phillips

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  • In 1970, an interviewer said to him, "Your things look as if they’d been turned out by a machine. The perfection is so extraordinary. Perhaps you feel that a work of art should look as if the human hand hasn’t touched it." Anuszkiewicz replied, "I really don’t feel that it’s the hand. I think it’s the mind that’s important here. We put too much emphasis on the hand. And the mind is something that can never be replaced. You can never create any new art unless it’s created by the human mind."

    John Dorfman, “The Mind’s Eye”, Art & Antiques Magazine, February 2021, p. 64 

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      New York, Graham Modern, Richard Anuszkiewicz, The Temple Series: 1982–1984, April 14–May 12, 1984

    • Literature

      David Madden and Nicholas Spike, Anuszkiewicsz: Paintings & Sculptures 1945–2001 Catalogue Raisonné, Florence, 2010, no. 1983.17, p. 198 (illustrated)


Temple of Green Light

signed, inscribed and dated "711 © RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ 1983" on the reverse
acrylic on panel
26 x 20 in. (66 x 50.8 cm)
Painted in 1983.

Full Cataloguing

$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $27,720

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
20th Century & Contemporary Art [email protected]

New Now

New York Auction 3 March 2021