Artwork: Galaxy
Size: 61.3 x 51.1 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1949
Marks: Signed and dated 1949 on the reverse
Category: Paintings
Provenance: The artist; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Smith, New Jersey (gift of the previous); Christie's, New York, May 5, 1982, Lot 15 (consigned by the previous); The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Collection, New York; The Pace Gallery, New York; Acquired by the present owner from the previous in January 1995
Exhibition history: Bennington, Vermont, New Gallery, Bennington College, Barnett Newman: First Retrospective Exhibition, May 1958 ; New York, French and Company, Inc., Barnett Newman: A Selection, 1946-1952, March - April 1959; New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Newman - de Kooning, October - November 1962, p. 8, no. 8, illustrated; New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Musem; London, The Tate Gallery; and Paris, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Galerie Nationales d'exposition du Grand Palais, Barnett Newman, October 1971 - December 1972, p. 58, illustrated (New York), p. 48, no. 14, illustrated (Amsterdam), p. 35, no. 14, illustrated (London), and p. 47, no. 14, illustrated (Paris); Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Negotiating Rapture: The Power of Art to Transform Lives, June - October 1996, p. 142, no. 59, illustrated in color; New York, Craig F. Starr Gallery, Barnett Newman Paintings, October - December 2011, n.p. (text), n.p. illustrated in color ; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, MCA DNA: New York School, June - September 2012 ; London, Royal Academy of Arts; and Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, Abstract Expressionism, September 2016 - June 2017, p. 174, no. 41, illustrated in color

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2018-05-16
Lot Number: 35