Abstract painting by Paul Jenkins for Antiques & Modern’s auction sale

A large Abstract Expressionist acrylic on canvas painting by the acclaimed American artist Paul Jenkins (1923-2012) is the expected headliner in a Fine Artwork, Estate Jewelry & Decorative Arts auction planned for Saturday, May 7th, by Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery. The online-only auction, at 1 pm Eastern time, is packed with 510 quality lots.

With a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$40,000, the Jenkins painting, titled Phenomena North West Spinner (1975), measures 50 inches by 60 inches (canvas, less frame) and is signed lower left and signed, titled and dated to verso. It is a fine example of Jenkins’ work, employing the artist’s chance-based painting technique, one that pioneered new approaches to Abstract Expressionism.

Jenkins typically avoided paintbrushes altogether. He made his vibrant compositions by pouring paint directly onto the canvas, then tilting it so the paint dripped, bled and pooled into fluid washes that resembled ceramic glazes. His paintings are highly prized by collectors today and his work can be found in the Smithsonian, Guggenheim, Tate and Whitney museums, among others.

The rest of the catalog features fine original artwork, over one hundred lots of 14kt and 18kt gold estate jewelry, art glass, sterling silver, bronze and Chinese works, and a large collection of 20th century prints by various notable artists, to include Roy Lichtenstein, Leroy Neiman, Victor Vasarely, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Charles Hinman, Adja Yunkers and Jack Sonenburg.

Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery is actively seeking fine quality consignments for future auctions. Appointments for evaluations are available Monday thru Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery at 561-318-1834; or, you may send them an e-mail at info@antiquesmodern.com.

To learn more about Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery and the Saturday, May 7th auction, please visit www.antiquesmodern.com.

Abstract Expressionist acrylic on canvas painting Paul Jenkins (American, 1923-2012), titled Phenomena North West Spinner (1975), 50 inches by 60 inches (est. $30,000-$40,000).

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