Le Mur s'en va (The wall goes away)

A work made of synthetic polymer on acrylic plastic.

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  • A work made of synthetic polymer on acrylic plastic.

Date:

1969

Artist:

Craig Kauffman
American, 1932–2010

About this artwork

Craig Kauffman began exhibiting increasingly ex-perimental paintings in Los Angeles in the 1950s, evidencing a newly cool, clean-edged sensibility that would soon be called the L.A. Look. During the 1960s, Kauffman turned to acrylic plastic as the primary supporting surface for his work. Compared to a traditional, stretched canvas support, in Le Mur s’en va I the plastic support is translucent, curving over on itself like a sheet of paper, and suspended away from the wall (as well as quite close to the floor). Indeed, the work’s French title indicates the wall “leaving” or “departing.” This candy-colored painting serves as its own kind of spatial partition, simultaneously three-dimensional and ethereal.

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Contemporary Art

Artist

Craig Kauffman

Title

Le Mur s'en va (The wall goes away)

Origin

United States

Date

1969

Medium

Synthetic polymer on acrylic plastic

Dimensions

185.4 x 120 x 22.9 cm (73 x 47 1/4 x 9 in.)

Credit Line

Twentieth-Century Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1970.94

Extended information about this artwork

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