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Moon Dust

Artist
Allie McGhee, American, born 1941
Date
1994
Material
Acrylic
Made in
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 234
Dimensions
22 1/8 × 29 7/8 in. (56.2 × 75.9 cm)
framed: 25 1/8 × 33 1/8 × 2 in. (63.8 × 84.1 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line
The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie
Rights
© Allie McGhee
Object Number
173:2017
NOTES
Allie McGhee drew attention to the physical manipulation of paint in this very tactile work. He allowed the layers to dry between applications, thereby achieving multiple surfaces and preventing colors from mixing. Some hues were applied with a brush, while others were scraped with a palette knife, revealing the texture of the heavy paper below. In addition, the artist used his finger to create spontaneously placed lines through wet paint at the bottom of the image. In this and other examples, the artist alluded to astronomy and the cosmos.
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