Milton Resnick

Milton Resnick
1917-2004
Untitled
1966
Acrylic on paper.
25 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches (64.8 x 51.4 cm)
Gift of the Milton Resnick and Pat Passloff Foundation, courtesy Van Doren Waxter
2022.56
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Signed on verso at center: Resnick

Provenance: 
Estate of the arist; the Milton Resnick and Pat Passloff Foundation, New York.
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Born in Ukraine and raised in Brooklyn, Resnick was associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement that dominated the New York avant-garde of the 1950s. His gestural style in the vein of De Kooning developed into a form of lyrical abstraction characterized by dense, short, calligraphic strokes and heavy impasto. The atmospheric effect of his large, allover compositions called forth comparisons with Monet's late paintings. This drawing is representative of Resnick's sensuous handling and restricted palette during this first phase of his career, before the artist introduced figures in his compositions in the late 1980s.

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