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“I was making these paintings on canvas board. Fields behind and marks all over. The previous drawings had gone darker and darker and I was stuck. And then what happened is I got invited at a printshop in Philadelphia, Brandywine workshop, and I started working in mylar. The mylar was transparent paper, it was like working on plastic: all of a sudden, the field was gone. There were just the marks, and it was very fast because of the ink, moving very smoothly over the plastic. So . . . I started making these com-positions with big shapes. And then that led to new paintings. It was a combination of the mylar and the mark making.”

—Stanley Whitney, quoted in an unpublished 2018 interview with Grégoire Lubineau

Identification and Creation
Object Number
2018.33.57
People
Stanley Whitney, American (Philadelphia, PA born 1946)
Title
Untitled #1
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1979
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/361210
Location
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Screenprint
Technique
Screen print
Dimensions
63.5 × 93.3 cm (25 × 36 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r., in graphite: Stanley Whitney 1979
Provenance
Stanley Whitney, created 1979; [Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA], sold; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2018.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Edition
22/35
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund
Copyright
© Stanley Whitney
Accession Year
2018
Object Number
2018.33.57
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/04/2022 - 07/31/2022

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