Canto III 1 #124

A work made of oil pastel and graphite, with incising, on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of oil pastel and graphite, with incising, on white wove paper.

Date:

1978

Artist:

Jerry Saltz
American, born 1951

About this artwork

Now well known as an art critic based in New York, Saltz dropped out of SAIC to cofound N.A.M.E. Gallery—for years one of Chicago’s most important noncommercial spaces—in 1973. This triptych was inspired by Canto III of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem the Divine Comedy, which takes place in Hell. Though Saltz clearly demonstrated talent, he succumbed to self-doubt and took a hiatus from creating art, working as a truck driver hauling art over long distances (which gave him plenty of time to develop his critical thinking skills).

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jerry Saltz

Title

Canto III 1 #124

Origin

United States

Date

1978

Medium

Oil pastel and graphite, with incising, on white wove paper

Dimensions

568 x 761 mm

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Shorr

Reference Number

1979.372

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