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A work made of oil on canvas.
© James Bishop. Annemarie Verna Gallery.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1980

Artist:

James Bishop
American, 1927-2021

About this artwork

James Bishop is an American artist who has lived in France since 1958. His exquisitely rendered, relatively rare paintings—which the American poet and art critic John Ashbery once called “part air, part architecture”—combine European and American traditions of postwar art. Bishop’s abstraction is grounded by oblique references to geometry, grids, and architectural structures. In the mid-1960s, he began pouring thinned oil paint onto his canvases and tilting them to layer color without a paintbrush, often leaving areas of white, primed canvas visible to balance such applications of color. Bishop’s paintings are roughly six feet square, reflecting the proportions of his own body.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Contemporary Art

Artist

James Bishop

Title

Untitled

Origin

United States

Date

1980

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

193 × 193 cm (76 × 76 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior bequest of Marguerita S. Ritman; Flora Mayer Witkowsky, Ada S. Garrett, Max V. Kohnstamm, Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan, and Laura Slobe Memorial prize funds; purchased with funds provided by of Judith Neisser

Reference Number

2007.67

Copyright

© James Bishop. Annemarie Verna Gallery.

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