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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2003.2
People
Otto Piene, German (Laasphe, Westphalia, Germany 1928 - 2014 Berlin, Germany)
Title
L'Or et le Noir
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1957, reworked 1967
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/97372
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black paint sprayed over gold leaf and oil on canvas mounted to wood
Dimensions
17.8 x 26.2 cm (7 x 10 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in black ink on verso at u.c.: Piene (encircled)
  • inscription: On verso, l.l., black ink, handwritten, French, in artist's hand: "L'OR ET LE NOIR"
  • inscription: On verso, c.r., black ink, handwritten, in artist's hand: 57/67
  • inscription: On verso, l.r., black ink, handwritten, in artist's hand: 7. (encircled)
  • inscription: on frame at l.l., graphite, handwritten: 1159/XL
Provenance
Nan Rosenthal, New York, NY, Gift of the artist, 1967, 2003.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Nan Rosenthal in honor of James Cuno
Copyright
© Otto Piene Estate
Accession Year
2003
Object Number
2003.2
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

32Q: 1100 60’s Experiment, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/12/2017 - 04/12/2018

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