Untitled 3

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Barnett Newman Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1950

Artist:

Barnett Newman
American, 1905-1970

About this artwork

Untitled 3 is part of a series of six insistently vertical paintings exhibited by the artist at the Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, in 1951, in which Newman translated his signature compositions, “zip” paintings, into three-dimensional objects. Painted on canvas over an unusually thick frame, strips of cadmium red and silver gray thrust outward toward the viewer, dismantling the boundary between painting and sculpture. Concerned about the odd appearance of the deep sides of these works, the painter Jackson Pollock, a friend of Newman, constructed simple wood frames for the first three, this one included.

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Contemporary Art

Artist

Barnett Newman

Title

Untitled 3

Origin

United States

Date

1950

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

142.2 x 7.6 cm (56 x 3 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison

Reference Number

1989.3

Copyright

© 2018 Barnett Newman Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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