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Untitled

Artist
Ed Clark, American, 1926–2019
Date
1968
Material
Acrylic
Made in
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 234
Dimensions
19 1/2 × 19 1/4 in. (49.5 × 48.9 cm)
framed: 25 1/8 in. × 25 1/8 in. × 2 in. (63.8 × 63.8 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line
The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie
Rights
© Ed Clark / Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
Object Number
125:2017
NOTES
In this work, horizontal bands of color slice across a round sheet. Ed Clark is considered among the first American artists to experiment with shaped supports, a radical departure from traditional rectangular formats, which redefined painting. He first exhibited his transformative shaped work, which had elements extending beyond the frame, in 1957 at the Brata Gallery. This was an influential venue in New York at the heart of the city’s mid-century avant-garde art scene. In 1968, he began to explore circular and oval profiles, of which this work is an early example.
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