Identification and Creation
Object Number
Kenneth Noland, American (Asheville, NC 1924 - 2010 Port Clyde, ME)
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Acrylic resin paint (magna) on canvas
176.9 x 176.9 cm (69 5/8 x 69 5/8 in.)
framed: 180.02 x 179.71 x 3.81 cm (70 7/8 x 70 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.)
[André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., New York, New York], sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1964.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Louise E. Bettens Fund
© Kenneth Noland Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Michael Fried, "'Hover' by Kenneth Noland", Fogg Art Museum Acquisitions, 1964, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1965), pp. 60-63, reproduced p. 61

George Rickey, Constructivism: Origins and Evolution, George Braziller, Inc. (New York, NY, 1967), reproduced

John Coplans, Serial Imagery, exh. cat., Pasadena Art Museum (Pasadena, CA, 1968), reproduced p. 85

Diane Waldman, Kenneth Noland: A Retrospective, exh. cat., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY, 1977), no. 33, reproduced in color p. 71

Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press, 1985). With an essay by John Coolidge and a preface by John M. Rosenfield. To accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Sackler Museum, Oct 21 1985 - Jan 5 1986, reproduced in color, fig. 71, p. 78

Exhibition History

The 8 Americans in the 1964 Venice Bienniale, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, 06/20/1964 - 07/26/1964

New Directions in Collecting, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, 04/08/1967 - 05/14/1967; Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, 07/05/1967 - 07/25/1967

Kenneth Noland: A Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 04/15/1977 - 07/05/1977

Modern Art at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/21/1985 - 01/05/1986

Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000

32Q: 1110 Mid-Century Abstraction II (Post-Painterly Abstraction), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 02/04/2015; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/04/2015 - 10/07/2015

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