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Maker(s):Gell-Mann, Murray
Culture:American (1929-2019)
Title:"Color" SU3, Symmetry Group Exactly Conserved from the portfolio Concinnitas
Date Made:2014
Materials:Aquatint in Gamblin Portland Black ink on Rives BFK White 300g paper
Place Made:Printed by Harlan & Weaver, Inc.
Measurements:Frame: 31 9/16 in x 37 1/16 in x 2 1/2 in; 80.2 cm x 94.1 cm x 6.4 cm; Sheet: 26 1/8 in x 31 5/8 in; 66.4 cm x 80.3 cm; Plate/Image: 22 in x 27 3/4 in; 55.9 cm x 70.5 cm
Accession Number:  UM 2017.16.5
Credit Line:Gift of Robert Feldman in honor of Lois Beurman Torf (Class of 1946), a great friend
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Mathematical equation written in white on black background.

Label Text:
"I recall that in arriving, along with some colleagues, at this formulation, it came not as a burst of intuition, but rather as an accretion of steady work, and this expression summarizes not just a truth about the world, but a lot of hard work over a long period of time, each term 'plucked' from a body of discoveries over a number of years." - Murray Gell-Mann

conceptual art; mathematics; science; technology; symmetry

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