American Eat Co.

A work made of graphite frottage on ivory wove paper.
© 2018 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of graphite frottage on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1961

Artist:

Robert Indiana
American, born 1928

About this artwork

Indiana attended SAIC from 1949 to 1953 before moving to New York in 1954. This drawing comes from a series completed during the early 1960s featuring the frottage (rubbing) technique. He used a 19th-century brass commercial stencil from the American Hay Company, discovered in an abandoned loft in Lower Manhattan. Indiana laid paper over the stencil and transferred the dimensional image onto the sheet using soft graphite and hatching.

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Artist

Robert Indiana

Title

American Eat Co.

Origin

United States

Date

1961

Medium

Graphite frottage on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

638 x 485 mm

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Delaney Fund and Endowment

Reference Number

1996.5

Copyright

© 2018 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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