One of the 20th century’s most iconoclastic artists, Ad Reinhardt devoted himself to the pursuit of pure abstraction. On October 9, LAMA presents an outstanding example from Reinhardt’s best-known body of work: his all-black or “ultimate” paintings, on which he focused during the last ten years of his career. Peter Loughrey, director of LAMA, states “Abstract Painting is one of those mythical creatures. It is enormously rare for anyone in my field to get the chance to sell one. So, this is a career highlight for me, this is the ultimate opportunity and I’m incredibly proud to have my moment to present one.”
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to announce Ad Reinhardt’s Abstract Painting (1958) will go to auction on October 9, 2016. This important painting is from a series of black paintings Reinhardt produced between the years of 1953 and 1967, deemed one of the most influential bodies of work in Modern art.