Jules Olitski 1922 - 2007

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Jules Olitski - Fifth Coming
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Post-War to Present
March 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 30.000 - 50.000 USD
Realised: 22.680 USD
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Jules Olitski - Around Us - 8
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Post-War to Present
March 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 USD
Realised: 50.400 USD
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Jules Olitski - Riders of Zur
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Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
November 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 300.000 - 500.000 USD
Realised: 252.000 USD
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Jules Olitski - Demikovsky Green
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Post-War to Present
September 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 400.000 - 600.000 USD
Realised: 441.000 USD
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Jules Olitski - Wooka
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Prints & MultiplesSummer Splash
August 2023
Bonhams, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 700 - 1.000 USD
Realised: 576 USD
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Jules Olitski - Key of Acco 2
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Post-War & Contemporary Art Online
July 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 7.000 - 10.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Jules Olitski - True Seemings-3
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Post-War & Contemporary Art
June 2023
Bonhams, London
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: 25.600 GBP
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Jules Olitski - Untitled
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Prints & Multiples | Live OnlineAbstractions
February 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 600 - 900 USD
Realised: 255 USD
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Jules Olitski - Mozart Night
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Prints & Multiples | Live OnlineAbstractions
February 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 800 - 1.200 USD
Realised: 893 USD
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Jules Olitski - Wooka
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Prints & Multiples | Live OnlineAbstractions
February 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 800 - 1.200 USD
Realised: not available
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Jules Olitski - Thales Enthralled - I
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First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art
December 2022
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: 44.100 USD
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Jules Olitski - Elysium
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First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art
December 2022
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 USD
Realised: 30.240 USD
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The artist Jules Olitski

  • Ukrainian-American painter and sculptor of colour field painting.
  • Made a name for himself in the 1960s with his refined application of colour.
  • Was honoured with memberships in Honor Societies such as the Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Jules Olitski, born 27.03.1922 in Snowsk, Ukraine, as Jewel Demikowski, deceased 04.02.2007 in New York was a Ukrainian-US-American painter and sculptor of abstract art. The abstract artist is considered one of the best-known exponents of colour field painting, which helped him achieve his breakthrough in the 1960s. During this period, he began experimenting with the application of colour. The resulting unconventional surface textures ran through his life's work from then on.

From the mid-1960s onwards, he also occasionally used spray cans and developed his abstract pictorial language even further in this way. This aesthetic is very aptly characterised by the international Ketterer art auction house, for example, with a »cloudy-indifferent« effect. Olitski's family was forced to flee the Soviet Union in 1923, when the future artist was one year old, after his father was executed by the government of the time.

In this way, he arrived in the USA as a small child and grew up in the New York borough of Brooklyn. At the beginning of the Second World War, Olitski studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York. In 1942, he interrupted his studies due to his military service, but continued them from 1949 onwards at the Academie Grande Chaumiere in Paris with Ossip Zadkine and completed them in 1954 with a Master of Arts at New York University.

He then turned to colour field painting. In 1968, during his heyday, he was represented at the 4th documenta. His reputation was crowned with memberships in various (honorary) societies: in 1991 the American Academy of Arts and Sciences accepted him into its circle, in 1994 the National Academy in New York and in 2006 the American Academy of Arts and Letters, also in New York. Olitski died in 2007 shortly before his 85th birthday as a result of cancer.

Der K√ľnstler Jules Olitski

  • Ukrainisch-US-amerikanischer Maler und Bildhauer der Farbfeldmalerei.
  • Machte sich in den 1960er-Jahren mit seinem raffinierten Farbauftrag einen Namen.
  • Wurde mit Mitgliedschaften in Gesellschaften wie der Academy of Arts and Sciences geehrt.

Jules Olitski, geb. 27.03.1922 in Snowsk, Ukraine, als Jewel Demikowski, gest. 04.02.2007 in New York war ein ukrainisch-US-amerikanischer Maler und Bildhauer der abstrakten Kunst. Der abstrakte Künstler gilt als einer der bekanntesten Vertreter der Farbfeldmalerei, die ihm in den 1960er Jahren zum Durchbruch verhalf. Er begann in dieser Zeit mit dem Herumexperimentieren des Farbauftrages. Die so entstandenen unkonventionellen Oberflächentexturen zogen sich von da an durch sein Lebenswerk.

Ab der Mitte der 1960er-Jahre zog er auch zeitweilig Sprühdosen heran und entwickelte seine abstrakte Bildsprache auf diese Weise noch weiter. Diese Ästhetik charakterisiert etwa das internationale Ketterer-Kunstauktionshaus sehr treffend mit einer »wolkig-indifferenten« Wirkung. Olitskis Familie war 1923, als der spätere Künstler ein Jahr alt war, dazu gezwungen, aus der Sowjetunion zu fliehen, nachdem sein Vater von der damaligen Regierung hingerichtet worden war.

Auf diese Weise gelangte er schon im Kleinkindalter in die USA und wuchs im New Yorker Stadtteil Brooklyn auf. Zu Kriegsbeginn studierte Olitski an der  National Academy of Design in New York sowie am Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York. 1942 unterbrach er die Ausbildung aufgrund seines Kriegsdienstes, führte sie aber ab 1949 an der Academie Grande Chaumiere in Paris bei Ossip Zadkine weiter und schloss sie 1954 mit einem Master of Arts an der New York University final ab.

Anschließend wandte er sich der Farbfeldmalerei zu. 1968, während seiner Hochphase, war er auf der 4. documenta vertreten. Sein Ansehen wurde mit Mitgliedschaften bei verschiedenen (Ehren-)Gesellschaften gekrönt: 1991 nahm ihn die American Academy of Arts and Sciences in ihren Kreis auf, 1994 die National Academy in New York und 2006 die American Academy of Arts and Letters, ebenfalls in New York. Olitski starb 2007 kurz vor seinem 85. Geburtstag an den Folgen seiner Krebserkrankung.

Jules Olitski - Alu
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First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art
December 2022
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 18.900 USD
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Jules Olitski - Upper Keys - 1
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Post-War & Contemporary Art
November 2022
Bonhams, New York
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 USD
Realised: 20.400 USD
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Jules Olitski - Messiah Hope - 4
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New Now
September 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: 20.160 USD
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Jules Olitski - Flaming On
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Post-War to Present
September 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 150.000 - 200.000 USD
Realised: 277.200 USD
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Jules Olitski - Galatea
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First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art
July 2022
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: 20.160 USD
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Jules Olitski - First Love - 3
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First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art
July 2022
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 30.000 - 50.000 USD
Realised: 44.100 USD
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Jules  Olitski - Untitled
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Living Contemporary
June 2022
Sothebys, Cologne
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 EUR
Realised: 17.640 EUR
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Jules Olitski - Empress Love - 2
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
May 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: 52.920 USD
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Jules Olitski - Radical Love - 28
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New Now
March 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 15.000 - 20.000 USD
Realised: 27.720 USD
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Jules Olitski - Hot Weave
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New Now
March 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 15.000 - 20.000 USD
Realised: 108.360 USD
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Jules Olitski - Untitled#14
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale
March 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 40.000 - 60.000 GBP
Realised: 75.600 GBP
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Jules Olitski - Pink-Grey
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Prints & Multiples
January 2022
Bonhams, Los Angeles
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 USD
Realised: not available
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