ADOLPH GOTTLIEB “PEACE PORTFOLIO” 1970
Many of the most high-profile American artists of the 1960's lent their voices and artwork to opposing the Vietnam War.
This work, a paradigm of Adolph Gottlieb's signature motifs, was published in 1970 by the Academic and Professional Action Committee for a Responsible Congress. It was included in the “Peace Portfolio I” a fundraiser for “the politics of peace”.
Some of the other artists included in this legendary portfolio include Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, among others.
This untitled work, referred to here as “Peace Portfolio”, is a fine example from Gottlieb’s “Burst” series. The artist started this body of work in the 1950s, that typically features a levitating circle and an explosive starburst. Consistent with Gottlieb's work from this era, the composition is is divided horizontally, an airy, mint green background hosts his famed shapes in midnight black, Yves Klein blue and a contrasting cinnabar flash.
Gottlieb was one of the original members of the Abstract Expressionist circle of artists. His practice is strongly connected to gestural painting, yet his works also possess a calm and almost contemplative energy that is often at odds with the work of Gorky, Hoffmann, and Pollock (whose canvases can be heavy with angst or chaotic applications of paint)
Today Gottlieb's paintings are selling for upwards of $6 million at auction, his fine iconic prints are a must-have for the young collector passionate about American Abstract Expressionism.
In the spirit of the portfolio, Caviar20 will donate $250 from each sale to Doctors without Borders, who are providing essential aid in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
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Untitled (from the Peace Portfolio I)
Signed, numbered, dated by artist
From an edition of 175
24”H 18”W (sheet)
29.75"H 24.5"W (framed)
Very good condition
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