Modern and Contemporary Art /09 November 2003


John McLaughlin

USA, 1958
oil on canvas
48 h × 32 w in (122 × 81 cm)

Signed, dated and titled verso. John McLaughlin, a self-taught painter, conceptualized his art as a modern, Western version of the traditional Japanese prints and paintings in which he dealt for much of his life. Above all, he strove for total abstraction and contemplation through purity of form and harmony of color.

provenance: Estate of the artist Nicholas W.G. Wilder Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles Private collection, Los Angeles

estimate: $20,000–25,000
result: $21,240

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