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Heaven

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

2004

Artist:

Mary Heilmann
American, born 1940

About this artwork

Mary Heilmann is known for brightly colored, loosely geometric, abstract canvases that are influenced by personal experience, such as her childhood in California and her interest in music. More typical works are inspired by modernist compositional devices like a grid. Her paintings always include, to some degree, deliberate experimental alterations such as messy drips, rogue brushstrokes, and unexpected color combinations. Here these attributes predominate. Evincing an unusual freedom of lyrical and light gestures, Heaven is an exceptional work in Heilmann’s oeuvre. It is intended, in part, as an homage to the artist Joan Mitchell (whose City Landscape is on view upstairs, in Gallery 289).

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Contemporary Art

Artist

Mary Heilmann

Title

Heaven

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 2004

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

190.5 × 152.4 cm (75 × 60 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Donna and Howard Stone

Reference Number

2022.342

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