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Red Fern

Artist
William T. Williams, American, born 1942
Printer
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York
Date
1979
Material
Etching and aquatint
Printed in
New York, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Prints
Current Location
On View, Gallery 235
Dimensions
plate: 17 3/4 × 23 3/4 in. (45.1 × 60.3 cm)
sheet: 22 5/16 × 29 15/16 in. (56.7 × 76 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
© William T. Williams; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Object Number
182:2017
NOTES
A bisected rectangle frames a tangle of curvilinear designs, suggesting a window looking out to an active scene. The work’s title refers to Redfern Houses, a public housing project in Queens, New York, where William T. Williams spent part of his childhood. Here, the composition resembles architectural plans or some kind of map. Williams was influenced by family quilting patterns and his studies at Yale University under artist Josef Albers, who had also taught at Germany’s renowned Bauhaus school of art, architecture, and design.
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