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Untitled

Artist
Herbert Gentry, American, 1919–2003
Date
1971
Material
Ink
Possibly made in
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Drawings & watercolors
Current Location
On View, Gallery 234
Dimensions
18 × 14 15/16 in. (45.7 × 37.9 cm)
framed: 29 1/8 × 23 1/8 × 2 in. (74 × 58.7 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line
The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie
Rights
© Mary Anne Rose and the Estate of Herbert Gentry
Object Number
149:2017
NOTES
Among a web of interwoven lines, figures gaze and a couple embraces in this minimal, yet lively, drawing. For Herbert Gentry, the interconnected bodies evoke the vast network of international artists, writers, and musicians he developed. First studying in Paris in 1946 and later founding the exhibition space and jazz club Chez Honey there, he reveled in the relationships he cultivated. He was also inspired by the European café culture and its fluid social interactions. He eventually maintained—often simultaneously—homes and studios in five cities, including Stockholm and Copenhagen, among others.
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