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Journey Signs

Artist
Frank Wimberley, American, born 1926
Date
1993
Material
Acrylic on canvas with collage
Made in
New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 234
Dimensions
32 × 34 in. (81.3 × 86.4 cm)
Credit Line
The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie
Rights
© Frank Wimberley
Object Number
194:2017
NOTES
This seemingly simple work actually contains many layers of paint and fabric. Scratches through the black on the left reveal a ground of bright orange, also evident under white areas in the lower half. The white rectangle in the center is built up from layers of cut canvas, and its side shimmers with iridescent pinks and gold. Frank Wimberley’s approach to assembling these elements was improvisational and inspired by jazz. In turn, it was appreciated by musicians such as Miles Davis, who collected his work.
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