Sep 21, 2021 - Sale 2579

Sale 2579 - Lot 274

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

PAT ADAMS (1928 - )

Acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, sand, shell and grit on cream wove paper. 375x530 mm; 14 3/4x20 7/8 inches.

Provenance: Acquired from the artist.

Adams' work was the subject of Zabriskie Gallery's 50th Anniversary exhibition in 2004. She was part of the Korman Gallery roster before Zabriskie purchased the gallery and flourished with it for fifty years, fostering a deep personal and professional relationship with Virginia Zabriskie. To Adams, Zabriskie was a steady presence throughout the artist's career, and the last discerning eye whose approving gaze would complete her creative process and herald her works into the larger, art-consuming world. Adams' abstract paintings analyze the relationship between macro- and micro-cosms, and by not depending on spectacle or sensationalism, are accessible by the viewer. Through her long and industrious career, spanning many art movements, Adams' work has adhered to her mission of experimentation and of crafting forms which are tangible either in our reality or in a mystical cosmos.