Acrylic on canvas
1750 x 1220mm
Inscriptions: Albrecht 73 [l.r.]
Cerise Sky, like other works by Gretchen Albrecht of the early to mid-1970s, is closely related to American colour field painting. There is a particularly strong connection with the work of Helen Frankenthaler, whose paintings of the 1960s often include similar bands of colour. Many of Albrecht’s works have titles that evoke skies, horizons, and light, but are without any literal depiction.
Challenge Collection (later Fletcher Trust Collection), purchased from Webb’s, Tāmaki Makaurau, 10 April 1982