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Faux Pas

Artist
Robert Blackburn, American, 1920–2003
Printer
Robert Blackburn, American, 1920–2003
Publisher
Robert Blackburn, American, 1920–2003
Date
1960
Material
Lithograph
Made in
New York, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Prints
Current Location
On View, Gallery 234
Dimensions
image: 22 in. × 16 5/16 in. (55.9 × 41.4 cm)
sheet: 30 in. × 22 1/8 in. (76.2 × 56.2 cm)
framed: 33 1/8 × 25 1/8 × 2 in. (84.1 × 63.8 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line
The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie
Rights
© The Estate of Robert Blackburn
Object Number
121:2017
NOTES
A visual symphony of layered colors and shapes, Faux Pas represents Robert Blackburn's gestural mode of abstract art. Blackburn developed this approach, which he also applied to his printmaking, following a year of study in Europe on a John Hay Whitney Traveling Fellowship in 1953. A devoted advocate of the medium, he opened the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York in 1948. Several artists in this exhibition produced works there, such as Norman Lewis, Ed Clark, William T. Williams, and Herbert Gentry.
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