Raymond Spillenger

Raymond Spillenger was among the very last of the first- and second-generation Abstract Expressionists….. By most standards, including his own, Mr. Spillenger was a failure, and yet his failure is just as revealing as success, a lesson in the elusiveness of art world fame.

The remnants of a career that not many had fully comprehended and saw: hundreds of paintings and drawings ..

As the critic and author Mark Stevens pointed out correctly, prices in the art world are currently so crazy that even the remnants of Abstract Expressionism, or what he called “the scraps,” may now have extreme value…..