Artist of the moment…….Barnett Newman


I hope if you are reading this article you are somewhat familiar with the art world and the fact that Christie’s Auction House had one if its most successful auctions selling works for high prices for artists such as Jeff Koons, Mark Rothko, and the feature of this post, Barnett Newman.

In this clip we view the recent auction which saw the artist’s work Black Fire sell for  $84 million dollars:

Barnett Newman was an American Abstract Expressionist painter born in the year 1905 in New York City. Newman’s parents emigrated to the United States from Poland. For his collegiate education Newman attended Cornell University before earning a degree from New York City College.

He worked for his father’s clothing manufacturing business but it went out of business.

Here we view another work that was the artist’s record for a short time before the results of this past week:

The artist was married to an art teacher Annalee Greenhouse.

Newman was also seen as part of the Color Field painters and also spent time painting in a Surrealist style.

Barnett Newman passed away in 1970 at the age of 65 after having a heart attack.

Newman is part of many important collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Price range information: Lithographs start in the high five figures up to the record 84 million paid earlier this week.


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