Robert Arthur Goodnough was a color field painter. The earliest Color Field artists achieved a more pure abstraction by abandoning all suggestion of figuration—but even more, they sought to evoke the expression of color by deploying large fields of color that would envelope the viewer when seen at close quarters. Goodnough, though, deployed color in a kinetic manner, fragmented and moving, evocative of Georges Bracques’ birds. His work used calligraphy, intense splashes of primary color, and repeated motion. This work is from his “One Two Three” portfolio.
Serigraph in Multiple Colors on BFK Rives Paper
Hand-signed and dated by the artist, in pencil, en recto lower right. Editioned en recto lower left.
Impression no. 2 out of the edition of 150.
Custom float-framed in a solid Maple frame behind 99% UV-blocking art glass using strictly conservation-grade materials.
27.75 in. (h) x 34 in. (w) x 2.25 in.
23 in. (h) x 30 in. (w)
The collection of Pennsylvania-based dealer, art advisor, and arts advocate Patricia Sukonik.