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Double Exposure

Artist
James Little, American, born 1952
Date
2008
Material
Oil and wax on canvas
Made in
New York, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 234
Dimensions
39 × 50 in. (99.1 × 127 cm)
Credit Line
The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie
Rights
© June Kelly Gallery / James Little
Object Number
190:2017
NOTES
Bright pastel colors and repeated geometric shapes create a dynamic composition; triangular planes transform into vertical stripes from left to right. The title alludes to the photographic technique of double exposure, which combines two separate images to construct a new work. To create his colors and crisp lines, James Little painted with a heated mixture of beeswax and raw pigments, developing a version of the painting technique called encaustic first used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks.
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