Timed with the 60th anniversary of the publication of Josef Albers' seminal writing The Interaction of Color, Hindman
will present Color Theory, an auction curated around artists who investigated the transformative power of color. With nearly 100 lots, the July 28th auction is a celebration of color in modern and contemporary printmaking, including works by Albers, Gene Davis, Ellsworth Kelly, Victor Vasarely, Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Anish Kapoor, and Damien Hirst.
A group of Patrick Heron prints sold to benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields will also be offered.
Abstract & Minimalist Masters Inspired by Albers
The current art landscape without Albers' foundational theory of color is difficult to imagine. Albers spent his career committed to examining the idea that the most significant element in painting is color, and his research inspired Minimalists, Color Field painters, Abstract Expressionists, and Op art artists.
Prints by artists who used color as the focal point of their works include:
Lot 41 | Ellsworth Kelly, Four Panels, 1971 | Estimate | $10,000 - 15,000
Lot 54 | Helen Frankenthaler, Cedar Hill, 1983 | Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000
Lot 57 | Frank Stella, Del Mar (from Race Track series), 1972 | Estimate: $7,000 - 9,000
Lot 56 | Robert Rauschenberg, Carnegie Hall 1891-1991, 1990 | Estimate: $7,000 - 9,000
Lot 14 | Robert Motherwell, Put Out All Flags, 1980 | Estimate: $7,000 - 9,000
Another top lot of the sale is Tom Wesselmanns Hedy (Sandpaper) (lot 38; estimate: $10,000 - 15,000).
Patrick Heron Prints Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
British artist Patrick Heron (1920-1999) is renowned for his significant contributions to abstract art and his experimentation with color, the primary driving force of his work. Heron was particularly interested in the ways color could elicit an emotional response, how the juxtaposition of colors affected the colors optical impact, and how these colors could likewise suggest both spatial relationships and form.
16 lots by Heron will be presented in the auction.
The full auction can be viewed online here
Bidding for the July 28th auction will begin at 10am CT and will be available live at Hindmans Chicago saleroom, via absentee bid and telephone, and online via Hindmans Digital Bid Room.