25 Abstract Prints for the Holidays

I would like to thank everyone who attended the first annual NY Satellite Print Fair at the Bohemian Hall in New York in early November and helped make it a successful inaugural print fair for us, most rewarding at many levels. We enjoyed the conversations, the questions, and appreciated all the sales.

Before the New York fair, the gallery sent a series of e-mails highlighting twenty-five prints of different genres that we would be featuring at the fair. Since the feedback was so positive, we decided to continue the format for the upcoming holiday and print fair season.

Our first offering in this series is perhaps the most difficult for a large audience to appreciate. It is entitled 25 Abstract Prints and features twenty-five works that I have recently added to inventory. Abstraction can be the simplification of a line or color to a recognizable image, or the simplification of a series of shapes, colors, and lines that are totally non-objective and cannot be readily recognized. Understanding these prints requires more work by the viewer. They can be readily dismissed with a one-sentence critique but can be richly rewarding to the viewer/collector who is able and willing to put in the examination and research time.

This is an exhibition of works that I have found to be of special interest to me. These prints are done in a variety of media, exploring beyond the surface: medium, color, gesture, automatism, fantasy, humor, and more. Most are truly non-objective, a few are abstract expressionist, and some are abstractions of recognizable forms, such as Joan Mitchell’s Sunflower III.

The Annex Galleries will be participating in print fairs in winter and spring in San Francisco, California; Portland, Oregon (a new venue); Washington, D. C.; and San Antonio, Texas. See our Print Fair Schedule on the website for more information. We will be sending updates on these print fairs in the upcoming months.

Please click on the image to see the work on our website, along with more information on that particular work and a biography on the artist.

Enjoy the exhibition and call or e-mail if you have questions or wish to purchase any of the prints.

Daniel Lienau
The Annex Galleries

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1. Clinton Adams (American: 1918-2002): Adagio; 1985

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2. Garo Antreasian (American: born in 1922): Untitled; 1972

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3. Hans (Jean) Arp (German: 1887-1966): Signes; 1949

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4. Dennis Beall (American: born in 1929): Tetra; 1957

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5. Tuvia Beeri (Israeli: born in 1929): Untitled; circa 1960

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6. Vivian Bergenfeld (American: 1923-2004): Design for Japanese Mapmakers #2; 1983

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7. Daniel Berlin (American: born 1954): Flag; 1991

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8. Dorr Bothwell (American: 1902-2000): Dusk Brocade; 1954

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9. Keith Boyle (American: born in 1930): Travels and Jest IV-I; 1977

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10. Edmond Casarella (American: 1920-1996): Arrangement; 1959/1987

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11. Bernard Childs (American: 1910-1985): The Rainmaker; 1955

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12. Warrington Colescott (American: born in 1921): Hectatomb for Hector; 1954

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13. Robert Conover (American: 1920-1998): Conflict; 1961

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14. Donald Farnsworth (American: born in 1952): Nagashizuki; 1983

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15. Kevin Fletcher (American: born in 1956): Autumnal Delivery Diagram; 2013

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16. Ynez Johnston (American: born in 1920): Blue Garden; 1950

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17. Karl Kasten (American: 1916-2010): The Font; 1955

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18. Roderick Mead (American: 1900-1971): Cataclysm; circa 1965

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19. Kathryn Metz (American: born in 1932): Reminiscence; 1977

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20. Joan Mitchell (American: 1926-1992): Sunflower III; 1972

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21. George Miyasaki (American: born in 1935): Presentation #2; 1964

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22. Louise Nevelson (American: 1900-1988): Double Imagery: Untitled; 1967

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23. Louise Nevelson (American: 1900-1988): Solid Reflections; 1953/55-1965/66

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24. Earl Stroh (American: 1924-2005): Fountain For San Francisco; circa 1955

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25. Hiroyuki Tajima (Japanese: 1911-1984): Square; 1969

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About Annex Galleries

The Annex Galleries holds one of the largest original fine print inventories on the West Coast. With over 9,000 works, we specialize in (but are not limited to) original prints of the WPA era, Arts & Crafts movement, and Abstract Expressionism through the 1960's, with a focus on American and Californian artists both known and unknown. We have everything from Durer to Baumann to Picasso.
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One Response to 25 Abstract Prints for the Holidays

  1. DS says:

    This is an excellent selection. Thanks for sharing it!

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