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Post-Painterly Abstraction
The term Post-Painterly Abstraction, also used in its translation "post-painterly abstraction," is the now-general term for abstract American art movements from the 1950s and 1960s onward, including Hard Edge, Color Field Painting, and Systemic Painting. The term was coined by critic Clement Greenberg (1909-1994) to characterize a broad trend in American painting when abstract painters reacted in a variety of ways against the gestural qualities of Abstract Expressionism. The effort was to create a purely objective art that ruthlessly discarded any references to the outside world and to explore new compositional approaches.

3 days | Hindman
Jules Olitski
Lot 88 Cypress Caprice , 1968
gouache on board
€ 1,500 - 2,500
5 days | Heritage Auctions Texas
Sam Francis
Lot 41056 An Other Set-Y, from Pasadena Box (triptych) , 1963
Lithograph in colors on paper
€ 3,000 - 4,900
5 days | Heritage Auctions Texas
Sam Francis
Lot 41057 Self-Portrait , 1981
Aquatint on wove paper
€ 490 - 690
5 days | Heritage Auctions Texas
Ellsworth Kelly
Lot 41070 Two Whites and Black , 1972
Screenprint with embossing on Arjomari paper
€ 3,000 - 4,900
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