adolph gottlieb


Compared with his peers, the original Abstract Expressionist posse (Arshile Gorky, Hans Hoffmann, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko) Adolph Gottlieb arguably created the most easily recognizable artworks. 

In the years after their deaths, Adolph Gottlieb has been overshadowed by his friend and colleague Mark Rothko. Yet despite this Gottlieb is still one of the most important and influential American abstract painters...and one of Caviar20's favorites. 

Gottlieb's 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 violent or chaotic applications of paint) 

His signature forms include bursts, circles, and "labyrinths" - while they appear to be expressionist forms, they are often highly symbolic and inspired by primitive art.

Gottlieb was a masterful colorist, as evident in this work. “Signs” features a rich saturated primary yellow that provides the background to Gottlieb’s signature, spontaneous biomorphic shapes, or brushstrokes, across the bottom.  

As Gottlieb's paintings are selling for upwards of $6 million, his iconic boldly colored prints are a must-have for the young collector passionate about American Abstract Expressionism.

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USA, 1967

Signed, numbered, dated by artist


From an edition of 75

18”H 24”W (sheet)

35.75"W (framed)

Very good condition 

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