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Barnett Newman American Abstract Oil on Canvas

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Barnett Newman American Abstract Oil on Canvas
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Oil on canvas, stretched and framed. Featuring an abstract expressionist composition. Signed Barnett Newman on the lower right corner. 40.5 x 30 cm (16.0 x 11.8 inches). Frame size: 51 x 41 cm (20.1 x 16.1 inches). PROVENANCE: Southern Ontario estate

Newman shared the Abstract Expressionists' interests in myth and the primitive unconscious, but the huge fields of color and trademark "zips" in his pictures set him apart from the gestural abstraction of many of his peers. The response to his mature work, even from friends, was muted when he first exhibited it. It was not until later in his career that he began to receive acclaim, and he would subsequently become a touchstone for both Minimalists and a second generation of Color Field painters.