Clyfford Still 1904 - 1980

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Clyfford Still - Ph-125 (1948-No. 1)
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American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion
May 2021
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 25.000.000 - 35.000.000 USD
Realised: 30.712.500 USD
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Clyfford Still - Ph-568
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Contemporary Art Evening Sale
April 2021
Sothebys, Hong Kong
Est.: 105.000.000 - 145.000.000 HKD
Realised: 126.158.000 HKD
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Clyfford Still - PH-407
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20th c. & Contemporary Art Evening Sale
December 2020
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: -2 - -2 USD
Realised: 18.442.500 USD
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Clyfford Still - Ph-306
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Contemporary Art Evening Sale
July 2020
Sothebys, Hong Kong
Est.: 54.000.000 - 84.000.000 HKD
Realised: 64.141.500 HKD
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Clyfford Still - Ph-144 (1947-Y-No.1)
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Contemporary Art Evening Auction
June 2020
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 25.000.000 - 35.000.000 USD
Realised: 28.739.000 USD
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Clyfford Still - Ph-399
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Contemporary Art Evening Auction
November 2019
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 12.000.000 - 18.000.000 USD
Realised: 24.296.900 USD
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Clyfford Still - Untitled
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale
November 2016
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 12.000.000 - 18.000.000 USD
Realised: 13.690.000 USD
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Clyfford Still - Untitled (Grand Coulee Dam, Washington)
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American Art
November 2016
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 200.000 - 300.000 USD
Realised: 250.000 USD
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Clyfford Still - PH-234
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale
May 2016
Christies, New York
Est.: 25.000.000 - 35.000.000 USD
Realised: 28.165.000 USD
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Clyfford Still - PH-66
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale
May 2016
Christies, New York
Est.: 8.000.000 - 12.000.000 USD
Realised: 9.125.000 USD
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Clyfford Still - Ph-218
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The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman: Masterworks
November 2015
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 10.000.000 - 15.000.000 USD
Realised: 14.810.000 USD
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Clyfford Still - Ph-148 (1960-F)
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Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale
November 2015
Christies, New York
Est.: 8.000.000 - 12.000.000 USD
Realised: 10.133.000 USD
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The artist Clyfford Still

  • US American painter associated with abstract expressionism.
  • Also associated with the Colour Field Movement.
  • Among Still's best-known paintings is 1957-D No. 1 (1957).

Born in Grandin, North Dakota, on 30 November 1904, the US painter Clyfford Still is associated with abstract expressionism and the colour field movement. After graduating from Spokane University in 1933, he went to Washington State College, where he received his master's degree in fine arts in 1935 and taught painting, art history and aesthetics until 1941. From 1943 to 1945 he taught in Richmond, Virginia, before moving to New York in 1945. Here he became friends with Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko and exhibited with both of them as well as with Barnett Newman. At this time Still began to title most of his works, which he now painted in an abstract expressionist style, with dates and numbers. His solo exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century gallery in New York gave him his breakthrough in 1946.

In the early 1950s, he moved back to New York for several years, became increasingly isolated and began to restrict the distribution and exhibition of his paintings. The artistic outsider Still refused to exhibit his works, and he reduced the sale of his paintings to a minimum. In 1966, Still and his second wife moved to Windsor, Maryland where he lived until his death on 23 June 1980 in Baltimore.

Today, his art can be found in the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) and, most notably, the Clyfford Still Museum, which opened in Denver in 2011. Four paintings from the estate of his second wife, Patricia Still, were sold at a controversial auction at Sotheby's in November 2011 to fund the museum named after him. The auction raised $114 million for the city of Denver. To this day, the museum manages the entire estate of Clyfford Still.

Clyfford Still is one of the leading figures of the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, who developed a new, powerful approach to painting after the Second World War, and began making paintings with an abstract character as early as the mid-1930s. He is also considered one of the most important colour field painters - his non-figurative paintings are mainly concerned with the juxtaposition of different colours and surfaces. For his paintings he used a thick impasto, which produces a subtle variety and shades that shimmer across the painting surfaces. His large works are reminiscent of natural forms and natural phenomena. Among his most famous paintings is 1957-D No. 1 (1957), which is mainly black and yellow with white spots and also contains a small amount of red.

Der Künstler Clyfford Still

  • US-amerikanischer Maler, der dem abstrakten Expressionismus zugeordnet wird.
  • Wird auch mit der Farbfeldbewegung in Verbindung gebracht.
  • Zu den bekanntesten Gemälden von Still gehört 1957-D No. 1 (1957).

Der am 30.11.1904 in Grandin (North Dakota) geborene US-amerikanische Maler Clyfford Still wird dem abstrakten Expressionismus zugeordnet und mit der Farbfeldbewegung in Verbindung gebracht. Nach seinem Studienabschluss an der Universität von Spokane 1933 ging er an das Washington State College, wo er 1935 seinen Masterabschluss in Bildender Kunst erhielt und bis 1941 Malerei, Kunstgeschichte und Ästhetik unterrichtete. Von 1943 bis 1945 lehrte er in Richmond (Virginia) bevor er 1945 nach New York ging. Hier befreundete er sich mit Jackson Pollock und Mark Rothko und stellte sowohl mit ihnen als auch mit Barnett Newman aus. Zu dieser Zeit begann Still  damit die meisten seiner Werke, die er jetzt im abstrakt expressionistischen Stil malte, mit Daten und Nummern betiteln. Seine Einzelausstellung in der New Yorker Galerie Art of This Century von Peggy Guggenheim verschaffte ihm 1946 den Durchbruch.

Anfang der 1950er zog er für mehrere Jahre zurück nach New York, isolierte sich zunehmend und begann, den Verleih und die Ausstellung seiner Gemälde einzuschränken. Der künstlerische Außenseiter weigerte sich geradezu, seine Werke auszustellen, den Verkauf seiner Gemälde reduzierte er auf ein Minimum. 1966 zogen Still und seine zweite Ehefrau nach Windsor, Maryland wo er bis zu seinem Tod am 23.06.1980 in Baltimore lebte.

Seine Kunst ist heute im Museum of Modern Art (New York), im Art Institute of Chicago, in der National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) und vor allem im 2011 in Denver eröffnetem Clyfford Still Museum zu finden. Aus dem Nachlass seiner zweiten Frau, Patricia Still, wurden auf einer umstrittenen Auktion bei Sotheby’s im November 2011 vier Bilder versteigert, um das nach ihm benannte Museum zu finanzieren. Die Auktion brachte der Stadt Denver einen Ertrag von 114 Millionen US-Dollar. Bis heute verwaltet das Museum den gesamten Nachlass von Clyfford Still.

Clyfford Still zählt zu den führenden Persönlichkeiten der ersten Generation der Abstrakten Expressionisten, die nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg einen neuen, kraftvollen Ansatz in der Malerei entwickelten, und fing bereits Mitte der 1930er damit an, Gemälde mit abstraktem Charakter zu malen. Zudem gilt er als einer der bedeutendsten Farbfeldmaler - seine nicht-figurativen Gemälde beschäftigen sich hauptsächlich mit der Gegenüberstellung verschiedener Farben und Oberflächen. Für seine Gemälde verwendete er ein dickes Impasto, das eine subtile Vielfalt und Schattierungen hervorruft, die über die Malflächen schimmern. Seine großen Werke erinnern an natürliche Formen und Naturphänomene. Zu seinen berühmtesten Gemälden zählt 1957-D No. 1 (1957), das hauptsächlich schwarz-gelb mit weißen Flecken ist und außerdem einem kleinen Rotanteil enthält.

Clyfford Still - PH-1033
Auction
Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale
May 2014
Christies, New York
Est.: 15.000.000 - 20.000.000 USD
Realised: 17.525.000 USD
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Clyfford Still - Ph - 21
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Contemporary Art Evening Auction
May 2013
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 16.000.000 - 20.000.000 USD
Realised: 20.885.000 USD
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Clyfford Still - 1948-H
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Contemporary Art Evening Auction
November 2012
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 15.000.000 - 20.000.000 USD
Realised: 9.882.500 USD
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Clyfford Still - Untitled (PH-786, 1955-R)
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale
May 2012
Christies, New York
Est.: 5.000.000 - 7.000.000 USD
Realised: 8.594.500 USD
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Clyfford Still - Ph-351
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Contemporary Art Evening Auction
November 2011
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 1.000.000 - 1.500.000 USD
Realised: 1.258.500 USD
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Clyfford Still - Ph-1033
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Contemporary Art Evening Auction
November 2011
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 10.000.000 - 15.000.000 USD
Realised: 19.682.500 USD
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Clyfford Still - 1947-Y-No. 2
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Contemporary Art Evening Auction
November 2011
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 15.000.000 - 20.000.000 USD
Realised: 31.442.500 USD
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Clyfford Still - 1949-A-No . 1
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Contemporary Art Evening Auction
November 2011
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 25.000.000 - 35.000.000 USD
Realised: 61.682.500 USD
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Clyfford Still - 1946 (PH-182)
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Post War And Contemporary Art Evening Sale
May 2008
Christies, New York
Est.: 8.000.000 - 12.000.000 USD
Realised: 14.041.000 USD
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Clyfford Still - 1955-D, PH-387
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale
May 2007
Christies, New York
Est.: 7.000.000 - 9.000.000 USD
Realised: 7.880.000 USD
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Clyfford Still - 1947-R-No. 1
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Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale
November 2006
Christies, New York
Est.: 5.000.000 - 7.000.000 USD
Realised: 21.296.000 USD
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Clyfford Still - 1955-K
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Post War and Contemporary Evening Sale
May 2006
Christies, New York
Est.: 2.500.000 - 3.500.000 USD
Realised: 2.704.000 USD
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