Art Auction 2018 | Lorser Feitelson


Lorser Feitelson

Untitled (Red with White Lines)
Serigraph, from the edition of 25, 1971
Image: 30 x 22 inches
Gift of the Feitelson/Lundeberg Art Foundation, Courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts
Value: $3,000
Starting bid: $1,500
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A pivotal figure in mid-century California art, Lorser Feitelson began his career under the influence of the early Modernist artists of New York and Paris. Despite the distinctly figurative character of his early work, he is best known for his decades-long artistic project exploring abstraction. One of a group of like-minded artists that included his wife, Helen Lundeberg, he helped launch the hard-edge movement, one of California’s most recognizable and enduring contributions to American painting. Untitled (Red with White Lines) is characteristic of Feitelson’s later compositions, which often consist of vertical lines against a brightly colored background. It is typical of his ability to infuse the most minimal of forms with sensuality.

Selected collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Smithsonian Institution

Selected exhibitions
Feitelson/Lundeberg: And the Synergy of Geometric Abstraction, Louis Stern Fine Arts, 2014
Lorser Feitelson (1898-1978) A Memorial Tribute, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1978
Four Abstract Classicists, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1959

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