JULES OLITSKI "GRAPHIC SUITE #2" (ORANGE) SILKSCREEN 1970
Jules Olitski (1922-1977) is one of the most collected and accomplished artists associated with the color-field movement, if not 20th century American abstraction.
Lately, we have been eagerly seeking out seeing his works - whether in exhibitions or private collections, because we find them so enchanting and engaging.
Possibly one of the most "demanding" abstract artists - appreciating Olitski is not always easy.
Some people on first glance dismiss his work from this period as simply being a mass of color.
But Olitski asks you to get up close to the work, to loose yourself in the color. His works want you to consider how they're created and contained on the picture plane, to think about the conventions and strategies used by his contemporaries and forefathers active in abstraction.
Around 1964 Olitski had a major creative/technical breakthrough. He began spraying paint on his canvases, creating works that were highly innovative and nuanced while evolving/surpassing the practices of his color-field contemporaries.
This lithograph from 1970 is a paradigm of Olitski. Unlike some of his contemporaries, associated with the color field painting, Olitksi only completed a small number of multiples.
At Caviar20, we've handled a few examples from the "Graphic Suite" series. We are especially impressed how there are variations in the color of each example.
This work can be found in numerous museum collections including the Tate (London).
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"Graphic Suite #2"
Signed, numbered and dated '70 by the artist.
Silkscreen (orange/ochre with pink and green)
35"H 26"W (work)
36"H 27"W (framed)
Very good condition.
Detailed condition report by request
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