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Untitled

Artist
Terry Adkins, American, 1953–2014
Date
1979
Material
Ink and gouache with graphite
Probably made in
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Drawings & watercolors
Current Location
On View, Gallery 235
Dimensions
40 × 25 in. (101.6 × 63.5 cm)
framed: 43 1/8 in. × 28 1/8 in. × 2 in. (109.5 × 71.4 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line
The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie
Rights
© 2019 The Estate of Terry Adkins / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Object Number
114:2017
NOTES
A vibrant celebration of color and form, Terry Adkins’ drawing features three geometric arrangements stacked along a central axis. Each is comprised of an upper arc of fanned wedges, some densely toned, and others dappled with stain, resting upon a concave curve. Together, these parts approximate a circle, a shape that remained a recurring and evocative motif for Adkins throughout his career as a sculptor and conceptual artist. For him, the circle became an indicator of sound, and in later works, he often incorporated rounded parts of musical instruments, such as drumheads and horn bells.
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