Al Held: Alphabet Paintings 1961-1967 at Cheim & Reid

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The “Alphabet Paintings” mark the transition between Held’s beginnings as a second generation Abstract Expressionist, and his mature status as a proponent of Color-Field and Post painterly abstraction. The simple yet massive forms, and the huge areas of unmodulated color captured the attention of critics and artists , and were the impetus for Held’s elevation as one of the most influential and significant painters of the post WWII era.

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