Andrew Spence
Group of Five Untitled Works, 1990

etching and aquatint in colors



Andrew Spence is an American artist know for abstract paintings that combine a minimalist vocabulary with playful references tot he observed world. In the 1970s and 80s, he gained recognition as one of a number of young artists who were re-examining geometric modernism through a contemporary lens that invited humor and reference to everyday objects. His method of distilling visual phenomena into simple, emblematic images has been compared to Ellsworth Kelly.

His work was included in the 1975 Whitney Biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

In 1977, Spence moved to New York City where he lives presently. His artwork is in major museum collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum Of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the Walker Art Center and the Albright-Knox Gallery.


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