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A work made of watercolor and graphite on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of watercolor and graphite on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1972

Artist:

Robert Lostutter
American, born 1939

About this artwork

Working in watercolor, Robert Lostutter follows the technique of the Old Masters, applying transparent layers of colors from light to dark and hatching with fine brushes to model form. Early in his career, he was fascinated with bondage and depicted figures in sadomasochistic poses, as seen here. Like all Chicago Imagists, Lostutter creates images that force the viewer to confront the incomprehensible.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Robert Lostutter

Title

Untitled

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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1972

Medium

Watercolor and graphite on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

36.5 × 24.9 cm (14 3/8 × 9 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Alan R. Brodie

Reference Number

2011.653

Extended information about this artwork

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