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Untitled

Artist
Larry Potter, American, 1925–1966
Date
1945–1966
Material
Gouache and acrylic
Possibly made in
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 234
Dimensions
25 1/2 × 19 1/2 in. (64.8 × 49.5 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
© Larry Potter
Object Number
178:2017
NOTES
The green and blue fields and sporadic black lines dividing this composition reflect the way Larry Potter transformed color with opaque or nontransparent paints. This work was likely made after the artist’s move from New York to Paris in 1958. Shortly after his arrival, Potter noted how the environment influenced him to use blues and greens. In the city, he focused his time on intensive studio sessions and lively debate with fellow artists, including Herbert Gentry, whom he befriended there. Gentry observed that Potter “painted like he argued, and he argued aggressively….”
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