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Morning Choice

Artist
Anne Truitt, American, 1921–2004
Date
1968
Material
Acrylic on marine mahogany plywood
Made in
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Sculpture
Current Location
Not on view
Dimensions
72 x 14 x 14 in. (182.9 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Marcella Louis Brenner
Rights
© annetruitt.org/Bridgeman Images
Object Number
42:1969
NOTES
Anne Truitt painted horizontal bands of orange, fuchsia, blue, and lime green onto a rectangular column made of sanded plywood. Through her characteristic vertical forms, Truitt investigated the boundary between painting and sculpture. She described her freestanding painted objects as color “set free into three dimensions.” Inspired by the simple geometry of Barnett Newman’s paintings, Truitt applied elements of painting, such as composition and color, to her sculptural works. Truitt’s use of reductive, rectilinear forms associates her work with the minimalism art movement of the 1960s.
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