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Kenneth Noland

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Birth, 1961
Oil on canvas, 91.4 x 91.4 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Col lection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012
2012.90
© Kenneth Noland, by SIAE 2012


Noland is associated with Post-painterly abstraction: art which sprang from Abstract Expressionism but moved towards clarity of form and flat surface texture. In Birth, through the controlled use of color he sought to convey a sense of physical space on a two-dimensional plane. Noland gave this painting to the art critic Clement Greenberg upon the birth of Greenberg’s child.

credits: Hangar Design Group