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New York

A work made of oil and aerosol spray paint on canvas.
© 2018 Hedda Sterne / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of oil and aerosol spray paint on canvas.

Date:

1956

Artist:

Hedda Sterne
American, born Romania, 1910-2011

About this artwork

In 1941 Hedda Sterne fled her home of Bucharest for New York City, where she befriended avant-garde artists including Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and Jackson Pollock. Despite her connection to this community of abstract painters, throughout her 60-year career Sterne remained focused on the world around her. As she once explained, “for the sublime and the beautiful and the interesting, you do not have to look far away. You have to know how to see.” In New York Sterne layered opaque and transparent planes to create an intricately composed window onto the density and vibrancy of the city

Status

On View, Gallery 291

Department

Contemporary Art

Artist

Hedda Sterne

Title

New York

Origin

United States

Date

1956

Medium

Oil and aerosol spray paint on canvas

Dimensions

81.6 × 127 cm (32 1/8 × 50 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Society for Contemporary American Art

Reference Number

1956.62

Copyright

© 2018 Hedda Sterne / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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