Back

PAUL JENKINS (1923-2012)

 
PAUL JENKINS - Phenomena Violet Scent - oil on canvas - 14 x 18 in. PAUL JENKINS - Phenomena Violet Scent - oil on canvas - 14 x 18 in. PAUL JENKINS - Phenomena Violet Scent - oil on canvas - 14 x 18 in. PAUL JENKINS - Phenomena Violet Scent - oil on canvas - 14 x 18 in. PAUL JENKINS - Phenomena Violet Scent - oil on canvas - 14 x 18 in. PAUL JENKINS - Phenomena Violet Scent - oil on canvas - 14 x 18 in. PAUL JENKINS - Phenomena Violet Scent - oil on canvas - 14 x 18 in. PAUL JENKINS - Phenomena Violet Scent - oil on canvas - 14 x 18 in. PAUL JENKINS - Phenomena Violet Scent - oil on canvas - 14 x 18 in. PAUL JENKINS - Phenomena Violet Scent - oil on canvas - 14 x 18 in.
Phenomena Violet Scent196614 x 18 in. oil on canvas
Provenance
Private Collection, New York

28,000

Inquire

Similar Artworks

SAM FRANCIS - A Whirling Square - acrylic on canvas - 222 x 210 in.

SAM FRANCIS

Paul Jenkins is renowned for his technique of controlled paint pouring and use of translucent colors. His paintings drew upon a wide range of philosophies from Gurdjieff to Goethe, Jung to Zen Buddhism, astrology to alchemy. Jenkins remarked of his painting process, “I try to paint like a crapshooter throwing dice, utilizing past experience and my knowledge of the odds. It’s a big gamble, and that’s why I love it.” A combination of chance and control (Jenkins used a dull ivory knife to guide the paint) reveals paintings of dazzling depth and beauty with their sinuous seams and arcs of phenomenal colors.
<br>
<br>Jenkins primed his canvas so that unlike those of other Color Field artists, the paint did not soak in and instead, flowed and pooled – perhaps best exemplified in this large-scale painting with gem-like colors. Whether oil, acrylic, or watercolor, Jenkins displayed a mastery over these media so that both the process and the product are united.

PAUL JENKINS

Roy Lichtenstein’s style of Pop art was inspired by comic strips, in which he created images through a combination of mechanical reproduction and hand-drawing. He used iconic images and cultural influences to create striking action images, often with captions and onomatopoeic exclamations, much as one would find in comics. This screenprint is from a group of seven Reflections prints and in each, the image is obscured by color and patterns resembling the reflected light as if behind glass. Inspired by trying to photograph a work by Robert Rauschenberg behind glass, Lichtenstein appropriated images from his past and thus brings the appropriation of Pop art full circle.

ROY LICHTENSTEIN

RICHARD DIEBENKORN - Blue Surround - spit bite aquatint & drypoint aquatint on paper - paper: 35 x 26 1/4 in.

RICHARD DIEBENKORN

American artist Robert Rauschenberg helped to revolutionize art in the 20th century through his assemblages incorporating found objects and pop culture. For the Hoarfrost series, Rauschenberg used solvent to transfer images from newspapers and magazines to unstretched fabric. Hoarfrost is a kind of lacy film made up of minute, needle-like ice crystals. Rauschenberg evoked the transience of the hoarfrost by printing newspaper and magazine pages on overlapping layers of delicate fabrics. Other pieces in this series are in the collections of The Guggenheim, MoMA, SF MOMA, the National Gallery of Art and Tate.

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG

Stanton Macdonald-Wright was a co-founder of the Synchromism movement, which combined abstraction and intense color. He was influenced by ideas that the qualities of color were connected to the qualities of music. He stopped painting this way in the 1920s, but his work experienced a revitalization in the 1950s, following a retrospective of his work at LACMA. Inspired by the renewed interest, Wright began producing works with increased passion; these works were considered Neo-Synchromism. La Gaîté is a phenomenal example of this period in Wright’s career, showcasing the brighter colors and larger canvases he favored during his personal renaissance.

STANTON MACDONALD-WRIGHT

TOM WESSELMANN - Study for Bedroom Painting #6 - pencil and thinned Liquitex on paper - 5 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.

TOM WESSELMANN

Carl Andre is an American artist who helped pioneer minimalist sculpture and was the husband of famed and celebrated artist Ana Mendieta. This is a classic text piece from the early 1960s and is typical of his poems which are composed by selecting individual words from source texts, and then ordering them on the page according to simple and self-evident criteria, which, in this case, is by alphabetical listing. Aviator Charles Lindbergh deep fascinated Carl Andre whom he returned to as a source for his poetry. This work with its structured repetition like his famed sculptures reflect the minimalism and post-minimalism emerging in the 1960s and the 1970s including fellow concrete poet Christopher Knowles.

CARL ANDRE

JAMES WEEKS - Two Children - oil on canvas - 41 1/2  x 35 in.

JAMES WEEKS

ARNE HIERSOUX - Mem Sahib - acrylic and paper on canvas - 70 1/2 x 120 1/2 in.

ARNE HIERSOUX

PETER YOUNG - #5 - oil on canvas - 60 x 132 in.

PETER YOUNG

ROLAND PETERSEN - Luncheon - oil on canvas - 24 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.

ROLAND PETERSEN

ROBERT NATKIN - Untitled - acrylic on canvas - 60 x 60 in.

ROBERT NATKIN

KARL BENJAMIN - Untitled - oil on canvas - 50 x 38 1/4 in.

KARL BENJAMIN

ROBERT FRAME - Untitled - oil on canvas - 40 x 48 in.

ROBERT FRAME

KENNETH NOLAND - Diagonal Stripe VI-21 - handmade paper - 48 x 33 1/2  in.

KENNETH NOLAND

ED RUSCHA - Black Ants - silkscreen printed in colors on wood-veneered paper - 20 1/4 x 27 1/4 in.

ED RUSCHA

LAWRENCE SCHILLER - Barbra Streisand - vintage silver gelatin photograph - 11 x 14 in.

LAWRENCE SCHILLER

TSENG KWONG CHI - Oshima, Japan - silver gelatin print - 16 x 20 in.

TSENG KWONG CHI

WILLIAM WEGMAN - On Mrs. Wegman's Couch - C-Print - 4 x 4 in.

WILLIAM WEGMAN

PROVENANCE:
<br>Acquired from artist California

ROBERT NATKIN

ELMER BISCHOFF - Untitled - ink wash collage with drawing on verso on paper - 21 7/8 x 18 7/8 in.

ELMER BISCHOFF

MASAKO TAKAHASHI - Untitled - oil on canvas - 33 3/4 x 26 in.

MASAKO TAKAHASHI

CLINTON HILL - Untitled - gouache on paper - 18 1/2 x 24 in.

CLINTON HILL

ELIOT PORTER - Coyote Gulch, Escalante River, Glen Canyon, Utah - dye-transfer print - 15 3/4 x 12 1/4 in.

ELIOT PORTER

PAUL JENKINS - Phenomena Coriolis Wedge - oil on canvas - 66 x 77 in.

PAUL JENKINS