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Adja Yunkers Expressionist Painting

$2,500

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Gouache and ink on mat board by Adja Yunkers, signed and dated 1958 on verso. An early work from Yunkers's Abstract Expressionist period, when he was married to art critic Dore Ashton and was part of the circle that congregated at Cedar Tavern. Born in Riga, Russia, Yunkers led a highly cosmopolitan life, studying and working in Leningrad, Berlin, Paris, London, and Stockholm (where he edited and published two art magazines) before settling down in the U.S., primarily in New York City in 1947. A teacher at the New School for Social Research, Yunkers was internationally renowned for his woodblock prints and lithographs, turning to painting--first Expressionist, later Minimalist color fields--in the late 1950's. His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Brooklyn Museum, MoMA, the Corcoran Gallery, MFA Boston, and the Smithsonian stateside, and the V & A Museum, the Hamburg Kunsthalle, and the Stockholm National Gallery abroad. He was the subject of retrospectives at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum, among others. He is also the subject of a monograph, "To Invent a Garden: The Life and Art of Adja Yunkers (2000). The present work is from his estate. Newly framed. Measurements include frame. Also initialed "Y-58" lower right.

Details

  • Creator
    Adja Yunkers (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.5 in. (34.29 cm)Width: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
  • Style
    Expressionist (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1958
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Fine original condition with only very minor wear consistent with age.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU828510758821

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