29 х 34 in. cm.
Signed, by the artist in pencil, and numbered. Chop mark of the Metropoitan Museum of Art lower right.
Al Held, Scholes II, 1991
Original screenprint, hand-signed by the artist in pencil, and numbered. 29 x 34 inches, unframed. Edition of 80. Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Excellent condition.
Without belonging to any particularly style or school of painting, American abstract artist Al Held (1928-2005) created multi-disciplinary works, from Abstract Expressionism to Op-art, Illusionism, Minimalism, and Hard-Edge. His free-floating, interlocking cubes and planes invite the viewer into a vertigo-inducing landscape that seems to stretch into infinity. “One of the profound powers of the artist is that he can will, or choose, to become anything he wills or chooses,” Al Held said in 1989. “The art doesn’t come from his soul, or from his genes, it comes from his choices.
Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1928, Al Held attended the Art Students League of New York. In 1949, he went to Paris for three years, to study at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Held's works are still widely exhibited and have recently been the subject of solo shows at Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples, FL (2010); Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA (2010); Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s , San Antonio Museum of Art, TX (2010); Paul Kasim Gallery, New York, NY (2008-09); and Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland (2006). Held passed away in 2005 in Camareta, Italy.
Selected Public Collections:
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Tate Gallery, London, UK