May 12, 2015 - Sale 2383

Sale 2383 - Lot 9

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Lemon Yellow Ground.

Color lithograph, 1966. 505x715 mm; 19 7/8x28 1/8 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 40/50 in pencil, lower margin. A superb impression.

Gottlieb had achieved international recognition by the 1960s, when he embarked on printmaking projects in lithography, intaglio and screenprint to represent his Imaginary Landscape and Burst paintings series from the decade earlier which had brought him acclaim. The Imaginary Landscape paintings, as in this lithograph, are typically horizontally oriented with strong gestural strokes representing rocky landscapes or turbulent seas; the Burst series, vertically oriented, normally feature an orb shape hovering above a gestural form (see lots 7, 8 and 10). Associated American Artists 38.