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JULES OLITSKI (1922-2007)

 
Influenced by the groundbreaking "light and space" movement emerging on the West Coast in the 1960's, Olitski fully embraced a new artistic direction during this innovative period.  "Third Caliph", 1965 has exceptional provenance- and has rarely been seen in public.  The work is considered one of the artist's finest works from the period and could comfortably sit in a museum collection.  
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<br>Interestingly, Olitski would continue to create figurative works throughout his career as well.  Olitski refused to commit exclusively to a singular style throughout his career; he cited Rembrandt as a significant influence during his early years.  This dynamism of Olitski and his experimental nature make him one of the most innovative artists of the post-war period.  
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<br>His work is represented in many major permanent and public collections, including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate Modern, London, UK; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Influenced by the groundbreaking "light and space" movement emerging on the West Coast in the 1960's, Olitski fully embraced a new artistic direction during this innovative period.  "Third Caliph", 1965 has exceptional provenance- and has rarely been seen in public.  The work is considered one of the artist's finest works from the period and could comfortably sit in a museum collection.  
<br>
<br>Interestingly, Olitski would continue to create figurative works throughout his career as well.  Olitski refused to commit exclusively to a singular style throughout his career; he cited Rembrandt as a significant influence during his early years.  This dynamism of Olitski and his experimental nature make him one of the most innovative artists of the post-war period.  
<br>
<br>His work is represented in many major permanent and public collections, including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate Modern, London, UK; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Influenced by the groundbreaking "light and space" movement emerging on the West Coast in the 1960's, Olitski fully embraced a new artistic direction during this innovative period.  "Third Caliph", 1965 has exceptional provenance- and has rarely been seen in public.  The work is considered one of the artist's finest works from the period and could comfortably sit in a museum collection.  
<br>
<br>Interestingly, Olitski would continue to create figurative works throughout his career as well.  Olitski refused to commit exclusively to a singular style throughout his career; he cited Rembrandt as a significant influence during his early years.  This dynamism of Olitski and his experimental nature make him one of the most innovative artists of the post-war period.  
<br>
<br>His work is represented in many major permanent and public collections, including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate Modern, London, UK; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Influenced by the groundbreaking "light and space" movement emerging on the West Coast in the 1960's, Olitski fully embraced a new artistic direction during this innovative period.  "Third Caliph", 1965 has exceptional provenance- and has rarely been seen in public.  The work is considered one of the artist's finest works from the period and could comfortably sit in a museum collection.  
<br>
<br>Interestingly, Olitski would continue to create figurative works throughout his career as well.  Olitski refused to commit exclusively to a singular style throughout his career; he cited Rembrandt as a significant influence during his early years.  This dynamism of Olitski and his experimental nature make him one of the most innovative artists of the post-war period.  
<br>
<br>His work is represented in many major permanent and public collections, including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate Modern, London, UK; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Influenced by the groundbreaking "light and space" movement emerging on the West Coast in the 1960's, Olitski fully embraced a new artistic direction during this innovative period.  "Third Caliph", 1965 has exceptional provenance- and has rarely been seen in public.  The work is considered one of the artist's finest works from the period and could comfortably sit in a museum collection.  
<br>
<br>Interestingly, Olitski would continue to create figurative works throughout his career as well.  Olitski refused to commit exclusively to a singular style throughout his career; he cited Rembrandt as a significant influence during his early years.  This dynamism of Olitski and his experimental nature make him one of the most innovative artists of the post-war period.  
<br>
<br>His work is represented in many major permanent and public collections, including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate Modern, London, UK; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Influenced by the groundbreaking "light and space" movement emerging on the West Coast in the 1960's, Olitski fully embraced a new artistic direction during this innovative period.  "Third Caliph", 1965 has exceptional provenance- and has rarely been seen in public.  The work is considered one of the artist's finest works from the period and could comfortably sit in a museum collection.  
<br>
<br>Interestingly, Olitski would continue to create figurative works throughout his career as well.  Olitski refused to commit exclusively to a singular style throughout his career; he cited Rembrandt as a significant influence during his early years.  This dynamism of Olitski and his experimental nature make him one of the most innovative artists of the post-war period.  
<br>
<br>His work is represented in many major permanent and public collections, including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate Modern, London, UK; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Influenced by the groundbreaking "light and space" movement emerging on the West Coast in the 1960's, Olitski fully embraced a new artistic direction during this innovative period.  "Third Caliph", 1965 has exceptional provenance- and has rarely been seen in public.  The work is considered one of the artist's finest works from the period and could comfortably sit in a museum collection.  
<br>
<br>Interestingly, Olitski would continue to create figurative works throughout his career as well.  Olitski refused to commit exclusively to a singular style throughout his career; he cited Rembrandt as a significant influence during his early years.  This dynamism of Olitski and his experimental nature make him one of the most innovative artists of the post-war period.  
<br>
<br>His work is represented in many major permanent and public collections, including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate Modern, London, UK; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Influenced by the groundbreaking "light and space" movement emerging on the West Coast in the 1960's, Olitski fully embraced a new artistic direction during this innovative period.  "Third Caliph", 1965 has exceptional provenance- and has rarely been seen in public.  The work is considered one of the artist's finest works from the period and could comfortably sit in a museum collection.  
<br>
<br>Interestingly, Olitski would continue to create figurative works throughout his career as well.  Olitski refused to commit exclusively to a singular style throughout his career; he cited Rembrandt as a significant influence during his early years.  This dynamism of Olitski and his experimental nature make him one of the most innovative artists of the post-war period.  
<br>
<br>His work is represented in many major permanent and public collections, including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate Modern, London, UK; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Influenced by the groundbreaking "light and space" movement emerging on the West Coast in the 1960's, Olitski fully embraced a new artistic direction during this innovative period.  "Third Caliph", 1965 has exceptional provenance- and has rarely been seen in public.  The work is considered one of the artist's finest works from the period and could comfortably sit in a museum collection.  
<br>
<br>Interestingly, Olitski would continue to create figurative works throughout his career as well.  Olitski refused to commit exclusively to a singular style throughout his career; he cited Rembrandt as a significant influence during his early years.  This dynamism of Olitski and his experimental nature make him one of the most innovative artists of the post-war period.  
<br>
<br>His work is represented in many major permanent and public collections, including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate Modern, London, UK; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Influenced by the groundbreaking "light and space" movement emerging on the West Coast in the 1960's, Olitski fully embraced a new artistic direction during this innovative period.  "Third Caliph", 1965 has exceptional provenance- and has rarely been seen in public.  The work is considered one of the artist's finest works from the period and could comfortably sit in a museum collection.  
<br>
<br>Interestingly, Olitski would continue to create figurative works throughout his career as well.  Olitski refused to commit exclusively to a singular style throughout his career; he cited Rembrandt as a significant influence during his early years.  This dynamism of Olitski and his experimental nature make him one of the most innovative artists of the post-war period.  
<br>
<br>His work is represented in many major permanent and public collections, including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate Modern, London, UK; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Third Caliph196530 x 46 in.(76.2 x 116.84 cm) acrylic on canvas
Provenance
Estate of the Artist
Private Collection
Price250,000
Influenced by the groundbreaking "light and space" movement emerging on the West Coast in the 1960's, Olitski fully embraced a new artistic direction during this innovative period. "Third Caliph", 1965 has exceptional provenance- and has rarely been seen in public. The work is considered one of the artist's finest works from the period and could comfortably sit in a museum collection.

Interestingly, Olitski would continue to create figurative works throughout his career as well. Olitski refused to commit exclusively to a singular style throughout his career; he cited Rembrandt as a significant influence during his early years. This dynamism of Olitski and his experimental nature make him one of the most innovative artists of the post-war period.

His work is represented in many major permanent and public collections, including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate Modern, London, UK; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
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