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LUDWIG SANDER Blue.
Oil on canvas, 1965. 380x405 mm; 15x16 inches. Signed and dated in ink on the verso.
Ex-collection M. Knoedler & Co., New York, with the label on the frame back; private collection, Arizona.
Sander (1906-1975) was born and raised in and around New York City and was first exposed to art during childhood visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He studied architecture in high school and enrolled in New York University in 1924, but dropped out to become an artist. He attended the Art Students League in 1928-30 and had an independent study with Alexander Archipenko. He worked in an abstract style, however it wasn't until the late 1950s that he had refined it to what is seen and his most recognized style-geometric compositions composed of flat, complementary colors intersected with vertical and horizontal lines. He co-founded "The Club" in 1949, a discussion group for artists, including Willem de Kooning (see lots 26 and 27), Conrad Marca-Relli and Ad Reinhardt. In 1951 he participated in the famous "Ninth Street Show", which presented The New York School of abstract artists to the public.