Sam Middleton – Abstract Composition II


Title: Abstract composition, Volkstanze, 1972
Size: 52 x 65 cm
Hand-signed: Yes
Framed: No
Edition: Limited edition (75)
Condition: Mint

SKU: AR-2017001-1 Category: Tag:

Sam Middleton was one of the leading 20th-century American artists living and working in the Netherlands. A mixed-media artist, whose choice medium was collage, Middleton grew up in Harlem at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. In the early 50’s Middleton frequented the Cedar Tavern and formed close friendships with New York School artists including Franz Kline, Jackson Pollack, and Robert Motherwell. His circle of beat writer and artist friends soon gravitated to The Five Spot Café on the Lower East Side where jazz greats Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and Charlie Parker performed nightly. These musicians emphasized improvisation, spontaneity, and creativity of sound. Middleton found inspiration in this new sound and worked to find his own creative voice. He said: “For me, improvisation is a galaxy of color. When I listen to music I feel like a soloist.”

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 52 × 65 cm
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