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Maker(s):Guston, Philip
Culture:American, b. Montreal (1913-1980)
Title:Elements
Date Made:1980
Type:Print
Materials:Lithograph with black ink on white wove paper
Place Made:USA; Canada
Measurements:Mat: 32 3/4 in x 42 1/2 in; 83.2 cm x 108 cm; Image: 19 5/8 in x 28 15/16 in; 49.8 cm x 73.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: (recto) lwr. ctr. (pencil): Philip Guston '80 ; TITLE/EDITION: (recto) lwr. l.: Elements A.P. 7/11 ; PRINTER'S STAMP: (verso): lwr. r. (stamped): Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles / PG 79-918
Accession Number:  MH 1983.16.2
Credit Line:Gift of Renee Conforte McKee (Class of 1962)
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Description:
Black and white neo-expressionist still-life; spider web discernable in bottom left corner. Various "elements," as title suggests, are strewn across the horizontal composition. Identifiable objects resemble a human hand, leg, wooden wheel. rubber tire, a ladder, and something that resembles a hammer.

Tags:
abstract; emotion; genre scenes; nonrepresentational art; still lifes; technology; tools; insects

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