Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 6

David Einstein
Wabi Sabi Gestures

2012

$45,000

About

David Einstein's gestural abstraction has a semiotic quality to it. It is a study of how meaning is created, not what is. Indeed, the artist calls himself "a mark maker," as much as a painter. His work is influenced by Japanese calligraphy as well as Hebrew script. The chief curator of the Triton Museum, where he had a 50-year retrospective in 2018, calls him "one of the foremost Color Field and gesture painters of our time." Born in 1946, Einstein's work, like that of other minimalist painters, rejects Abstract Expressionism's emphasis on the assertive, even aggressive act of painting in which the art is all about the autobiographical self. Rather than looking to find his self in his paintings, he is searching to dissolve the self into something larger. While at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 1969, he met and studied with Kenneth Noland, Jacob Lawrence and Brice Marden. Marden was particularly influential on Einstein. It was after his encounter with Marden that he began his life-long engagement with Color Field painting. Einstein has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, including one at Lawrence Fine Art in 2015. He has been on a tear as of late, with acquisitions by the Crocker Museum, Denver Museum, Newark Museum, Reno Museum, Palm Springs Museum, and the Albuquerque Museum. He was the subject of a 50-year retrospective at the Triton Museum in 2018.

Details

  • Creator
    David Einstein (1946, American)
  • Creation Year
    2012
  • Dimensions
    Height: 49 in. (124.46 cm)Width: 79 in. (200.66 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Lawrence, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU149727779122

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Lawrence, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
No Reviews Yet
Located in Lawrence, NY
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2011
1stDibs seller since 2021
Typical response time: 9 hours
More From This Seller
  • By David Einstein
    Located in Lawrence, NY
    Please note that this painting appears on pages 154-155 of "David Einstein: A 50-Year Retrospective," publishe...
    Category

    1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Acrylic

  • By David Einstein
    Located in Lawrence, NY
    David Einstein's gestural abstraction has a semiotic quality to it. It is a study of how meaning is created, not...
    Category

    1970s Color-Field Landscape Paintings

    Materials

    Acrylic

  • By David Einstein
    Located in Lawrence, NY
    Mixed media on hand-made paper David Einstein's gestural abstraction has a semiotic quality to it. It is a stud...
    Category

    2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Mixed Media

  • By Angelo Ippolito
    Located in Lawrence, NY
    Artist Angelo Ippolito (1922-2001) produced a body of oils on canvas, works on paper, and assemblages renowned f...
    Category

    1980s Post-Minimalist Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • By Amaranth Ehrenhalt
    Located in Lawrence, NY
    Caradoc Ehrenhalt would often accompany his mother, the artist Amaranth Ehrenhalt, on her visits to the Louvre i...
    Category

    1980s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Acrylic

  • By Raymond Parker
    Located in Lawrence, NY
    Ray Parker was a second generation Abstract Expressionist painter known for his lyrical Colorfield paintings.
    Category

    1980s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Acrylic

You May Also Like

Untitled
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Untitled, 2016, 10.25 x 16.25 x 1.25 inches (base), mixed media and metal, $900 James Charles’ minimal and monochromatic work has a boldness that intrigues. Subtleties such as textu...
Category

2010s Post-Minimalist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Metal, Wire

Red and White Blocks No 3
By Aron Hill
Located in Bloomfield, ON
A split red polygon hovers above flat, ice-white boat shape in this playful minimalist acrylic on linen by Aron Hill. A black shadow gives depth to the composition that is completed ...
Category

2010s Post-Minimalist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Linen, Acrylic

Still Life Green No 1 - bright, geometric minimalist, acrylic on plexiglass
By David Cantine
Located in Bloomfield, ON
Four precisely configured and stacked circles form a contemplative pyramid at the foot of a square white ground. The areas between the shapes in this minimalist still life acrylic on...
Category

Early 2000s Post-Minimalist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Still Life Blue - bright, geometric abstract, minimalist, acrylic on plexiglass
By David Cantine
Located in Bloomfield, ON
Four precisely configured and painted circles form a contemplative pyramid at the foot of a neutral ground. The areas between the shapes in this minimalist still life acrylic on plex...
Category

Early 2000s Post-Minimalist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Banded Squares And Circles
By Len Klikunas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This minimalist artwork is created to modify experienced reality through visual perception. The Blocks series is a mix of art and architecture, hovering between painting and sculptur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Post-Minimalist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Linen, Wood, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Montana - Minimalist Dimensional Original Artwork
By Len Klikunas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This minimalist artworks is created to modify experienced reality through visual perception. The Blocks series is a mix of art and architecture, hovering between painting and sculptu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Post-Minimalist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Linen, Wood, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Roma - Minimalist Dimensional Original Artwork
By Len Klikunas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This minimalist artworks is created to modify experienced reality through visual perception. The Blocks series is a mix of art and architecture, hovering between painting and sculptu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Post-Minimalist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Gesso, Canvas, Linen, Wood

Volume 03 04 - bold, black and white, abstract minimalist, acrylic on canvas
By Tim Forbes
Located in Bloomfield, ON
In his bold black and white paintings Canadian abstract artist, Tim Forbes explores gesture, spatial tension and tonal contrast. Several large modular shapes in jet black dominate th...
Category

2010s Post-Minimalist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery