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Mercer Street series VI

Artist
Al Loving, American, 1935–2005
Date
1986
Material
Collage of painted and printed papers
Made in
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Collages & montages
Current Location
On View, Gallery 235
Dimensions
32 × 29 1/4 in. (81.3 × 74.3 cm)
framed: 37 1/8 × 34 3/8 × 2 in. (94.3 × 87.3 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line
The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie
Rights
© Al Loving
Object Number
171:2017
NOTES
This brightly colored geometric composition is part of a series inspired by the architecture Al Loving encountered on Mercer Street in Manhattan. The edges of the sheet are irregular and symbolize an imperfect box that alludes to the form of a building. In the 1980s, Loving started experimenting with the print medium following a number of artist residencies and incorporated handmade and printed papers into collages such as this.
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