Watch | Cleve Gray's 'Reach 2'

Watch | Cleve Gray's 'Reach 2'

with Head of Contemporary & Post-War Art, Charlotte Riordan

Join Head of Contemporary & Post-War Art, Charlotte Riordan, as she discuss the work of Cleve Gray and introduces us to Reach #2 - a highlight in our forthcoming auction taking place live online on 7th April.


LOT 42 | CLEVE GRAY (AMERICAN 1918-2004) | REACH #2
Signed and inscribed with title and dated 2002 verso, acrylic on canvas
128.25cm x 172.27cm (50.5in x 68in) | £10,000 - £15,000 + fees


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We are excited to present for sale a wonderful example of the mature work of the American artist Cleve Gray. Gray, who passed away in 2004, was a significant artist within Post War Modernism, and is largely associated with the schools of Abstract Expressionism, Lyrical Abstraction and the Colour Field movement.

Gray absorbed this influence but never abandoned painterly brushwork completely, and his mature work is distinguished by flat planes of colour over which he creates gestural, calligraphic marks. The work offered here for sale is a quintessential example of this style.



Auction Information



Lot: 1 to 134 - Wednesday, 7th April 2021 10:00

Lot: 135 to 227 - Wednesday, 7th April 2021 14:00

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Contemporary & Post-War Art Department


Characterised by competitive bidding, strong results and a high selling rate, our Contemporary & Post-War Art sales are among our most popular auctions. Held three times a year in our Scottish saleroom, highlights are also regularly exhibited in our London gallery. Our strong private client base and excellent international marketing reach has seen these sales grow into flagships of our company.


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