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Michael Goldberg (American, 1924–2007)
LOT ID: 95581
Codex Morales, 1981

Mixed Media, bronze powders, clear alkyd, matte medium, pastel, chalk, oil, and goldleaf on canvas
17.75 х 15 in. (45.08 x 38.1 cm.)
Signed, and dated on verso.
Lot description
"Codex Morales" (1981) by Michael Goldberg (American, 1924-2007) is a mixed media abstract expressionist work. Executed in the artist’s career-long style and what he called a “quasi grid”, the painting contains thick patches of bold color between unsystematic diagonals of dark metallics. The stack of green, yellow, and red is evocative of a stoplight, rendered with beautiful texture through the artist’s process of pressing oil sticks directly onto the canvas as opposed to using a paintbrush.

The work measures 17 ¾ x 15 inches.

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Museum of Modern Art, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Walker Art Center, MN
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Codex Morales by Michael Goldberg
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