Lot 136

New York Abstract Artist Edward Avedisian Original Artist Sketchbook

Estimate: $500 - $750

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(1) Sketchbook Of Drawings ( Pen & Ink, Pencil, Crayons ) Abstracts. Edward Avedisian (1936-2007) was a leading figure in the 1960s New York art world and became known for his large scale acrylic paintings that mixed the hot colors of Pop Art with the cool, more analytical qualities of Color Field painting.  From Lowell, Massachusetts Avedisian attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Avedisian moved to New York in 1957, where he frequented the Cedar Tavern and soon met the influential critic Clement Greenberg.  By the late 1950s, Avedisian and his contemporaries, including Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitiski, Walter Darby Bannard, and Larry Poons, broke from the tactitiliy of Abstract Expressionism and explored the primacy of the optical experience.

He was included in the landmark exhibitions, Op Art: The Responsive Eye, held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1965, and Expo 67, held in Montreal. He showed at the prominent Hansa (1958-59) and Elkon (1960-75) galleries and participated in four annuals at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Through the early 1970s, works such as his “beach balls,” “seedlike orbs,” and “stripes with splashes” were prominently featured in Artforum (including the magazine’s cover in January 1969), Artnews, and Arts magazines.  Avedisian's works are owned by important public and private collections including the Los Angeles County Museum, California; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among many other

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