Modern Abstract, pastel on paper
Modern Abstract, pastel on paper

Modern Abstract, pastel on paper

$ 195.00
  • Artist: Abish
  • Date: 1961
  • Medium: pastel on paper
  • Style: abstract
  • Unframed size: approximately 11 x 8.5
  • Framed size: approximately 16 x 13.75
  • Signed: “Abish ’61” in the lower left corner
  • Condition: work is in excellent vintage condition
  • Framing: Original gilt frame and glass with new mat, backing and hanging hardware. Original frame in vintage condition; some scratches to gilt finish.
  • Provenance:
    • Hicks Street Gallery, New York City (c. 1958-1970)
    • Private collection
  • Price: $195.00 (plus tax for TX residents)

This colorful piece would make an excellent addition to a gallery wall or provide a highlight to any vignette. The artist explores abstract shapes in cool shades of blue, accented by pops of yellow, further defining the negative space in the work. This piece was originally displayed at the Hicks Street Gallery in Brooklyn, which was open c. 1958-1970. Contemporaries of the artist would have included the New York School, the group of American and European artists working in mid-century New York creating what is broadly referred to as “abstract expressionism.”