Paul Jenkins – Rest in Peace

14 Jun

AbEx artist Paul Jenkins died Saturday in New York.  He was 89.

Jenkins was a friend and contemporary of Jackson Pollock before moving to Paris in 1953, where he became close with Jean Dubuffet, Mark Tobey, and other members of the French avant-garde.  His abstract paintings, full of thick and brightly colorful brushstrokes, were the subject of a major retrospective in 2007 at Lille’s Palais des Beaux Arts. 

Heritage has sold several of the artist’s works over the years – always bringing strong auction prices.  I love his works.  His application of color on canvas is thought-provoking and not overdone.  The color combinations are bright and cheerful. 

Here are a few of my favorites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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