Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Kenneth Noland Estate is now represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Kenneth Noland Bridge 1964, 89 x 98 inches
Kenneth Noland, Bridge 1964, 89 x 98 inches

New York gallery Mitchell-Innes & Nash announced that it now exclusively represents the estate of American Color Field painter Kenneth Noland.

Noland, who died in January 2010 of kidney cancer in his home in Port Clyde, Maine, was one of the best-known Color Field painters to emerge in the 1960s. Art critic Clement Greenberg championed Noland’s signature stripes and chevrons on unprimed canvas for their clarity and the energy of color.

Noland studied under Joseph Albers at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and was part of the generation of American artists that succeeded the Abstract Expressionists, which included Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis.  Later in life, he developed great friendships with Anthony Caro, Paul Freeley and Jules Olitski, all of whom taught at Bennington College, VT.

The artist was honored in 1977 by a major retrospective which was shown first at the Guggenheim museum in New York and then traveled to the Hirshorn Museum in Washington DC, the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash plan to mount its first solo exhibition of the artists work in 2011.  The gallery is located at 1018 Madison Avenue between East 78th and 79th Street and 534 West 26th Street in Chelsea.