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Black Septagon

A work made of black paint stick, over traces of graphite, on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of black paint stick, over traces of graphite, on white wove paper.

Date:

1978

Artist:

Dennis Kowalski
American, born 1937

About this artwork

This drawing by Dennis Kowalski, a Chicago native and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumnus, alludes to floor pieces composed of eccentric geometric shapes—here a septagon, or seven-sided form—that he made in the late 1970s using aluminum and cement. In 1993 Chicago Tribune art critic Alan Artner called Kowalksi “one of the few real maverick artists in the city, one who occasionally has prefigured here kinds of work that eventually caught on in more open art centers.” Kowalski enjoyed a long career as a professor of sculpture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Dennis Kowalski

Title

Black Septagon

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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1978

Medium

Black paint stick, over traces of graphite, on white wove paper

Dimensions

91.2 × 125 cm (35 15/16 × 49 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Marianne Deson

Reference Number

1978.485

Extended information about this artwork

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