The Last Apartment, c. 1960
Oil on paper mounted on board
8¼ x 10 inches
Signed lower left
Born in the Bronx in 1924, Goldberg pushed the boundaries imposed upon second-generation abstract expressionists for more than 60 years. While Goldberg experimented with various techniques throughout his career, he remained dedicated to abstract painting. He made the following statement in 2001: “For me, the concept of abstract painting is still the primary visual challenge of our time. It might get harder and harder to make an abstract image that’s believable, but I think that just makes the challenge greater.”
The Last Apartment is a prime example of Goldberg’s work from the early 1960s with its all-over composition and gestural painting style. The black, white, and dark blue palette and carved signature make it particularly special.