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A work made of graphite and black colored pencil on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of graphite and black colored pencil on cream wove paper.

Date:

1961

Artist:

Lee Bontecou
American, 1931-2022

About this artwork

This early drawing shows Bontecou experimenting with many of the menacing motifs that dominate her later sculptures and prints. Black holes, futuristic aircraft (segmented like an insect’s scales), gas masks, weaponry, and cosmic storms cover its broad surface. Bontecou used drawing both as an end in itself as well as a way to explore ideas for other media.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Lee Bontecou

Title

Untitled

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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1961

Medium

Graphite and black colored pencil on cream wove paper

Dimensions

68 × 99 cm (26 13/16 × 39 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Society for Contemporary American Art

Reference Number

1963.550

Extended information about this artwork

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