Vivian Springford - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Estate of the Artist
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Ikon Ltd. Fine Art, Fields of Color: Works By Vivian Springford and Jules Olitski, November 8, 2019 - January 11, 2020

  • 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 (VSF327)

acrylic on canvas
90 x 90 in. (228.6 x 228.6 cm)
Painted circa 1970-1975.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $81,900

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John McCord
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New York
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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York 8 December 2020