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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.82
People
Ree Morton, American (Ossining, NY 1936 - 1977 Chicago, IL)
Title
Line Series
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1974
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/148190
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, graphite and colored crayon on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
55.7 x 76.3 cm (21 15/16 x 30 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, l.r., graphite: LSM 027
  • inscription: verso, l.r., graphite: June 1974 Rem
  • inscription: verso, l.r., graphite: REM - 74 - 01 - 0 1/2
Provenance
[Alexander and Bonin, New York, New York], sold; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 2002.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund
Copyright
© 1974 Estate of Ree Morton
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.82
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The drawing consists of a series of bold black crayon and pencil lines, interspersed with bright jabs of orange crayon, giving the appearance of a constellation diagram. Under these bold lines, which divide the paper diagonally from upper left to lower right, the surface at top is rubbed faintly with yellow crayon and below with even fainter graphite. The resulting appearance is ever so slightly textured as if the paper were first laid over a sandy surface. Much of the upper portion of the drawing is covered further with tiny graphite ovoids filled with dabs of pink watercolor.
Exhibition History

Ree Morton: Drawings, Signs and Beaux 1974-1976, Alexander and Bonin, New York, 09/05/2001 - 10/13/2001

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