Longtime readers may recall my evolving ideas about the paIntings of Ab-Exer Adolph Gottlieb (b. 1903, New York City), and this summer there’s another opportunity to see his work in “Image and Abstraction,” the star-studded, multi-generational group show at Pace. Here are a few Gottlieb images I downloaded from their website. Is his work, given its clunkiness, a forerunner to Provisional Painting and Casualism?
Adolph Gottlieb, Untitled, 1967. Gouache on paper, 24″ x 19″ (61 cm x 48.3 cm).
Adolph Gottlieb, Untitled, 1970. Collage and ink on paper, 24″ x 19″ (61 cm x 48.3 cm).
Adolph Gottlieb, Chromatic Game, 1951. Oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″ (121.9 cm x 91.4 cm).
Adolph Gottlieb, The Red, 1972. Oil on linen, 90″ x 60″ (228.6 cm x 152.4 cm).