Vivian Springford - Briefly Gorgeous - Seoul Hong Kong Thursday, August 31, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Estate of the Artist
    Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in January 2010)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Vivian Springford

    Vivian Springford (b. 1913-2003) is associated with the Abstract Expressionist and Color Field movements of the 1950s-1970s in the United States. Springford retreated from public life in the 1980s as she lost her eyesight due to macular degeneration. Springford shared a studio with Chinese-American artist and poet Walasse Ting for nearly 10 years, and she would credit him with introducing her to Chinese calligraphy —a major influence on her early work. Her abstract style transformed over her career from gestural drip paintings to canvases stained with watery pools of color that call to mind fellow AbEx artists like Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis.

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Untitled (VSF408)

signed, numbered and dated 'VSF408 V. Springford 1984' on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
77.5 x 76.2 cm (30 1/2 x 30 in.)
Painted in 1984.

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Briefly Gorgeous - Seoul