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Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 14 May 2013 will include the most important painting by Barnett Newman ever to appear at auction. Onement VI from 1953 stands as a masterwork not only of Newman’s artistic enterprise, but of the entire Abstract Expressionist movement. The vast 8½ x 10 feet canvas overwhelms the viewer with cascading washes of vibrant blue intersected by the artist’s revolutionary vertical ‘zip.’ Onement VI is the most momentous of the six paintings in the series and one of only two Onement works remaining in private hands. Onement VI is estimated to fetch $30-40 million and will be on exhibition at Sotheby’s from 3 May.

Read more at: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-04-19/news/38674330_1_sotheby-tobias-meyer-paintings

Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk

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