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Book of Windows
  • Saul Chernick
    born 1975
    born: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Book of Windows, 2011
  • Where object was made: United States
  • relief print, screen print
  • Paper Type: Rives BFD white, 250 gsm
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 367 x 595 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 14 7/16 x 23 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 511 x 722 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20 1/8 x 28 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0073
Label Text

An arched window which saturated black interior is set into an ornate architectural framework at far left. In front of it are another, smaller window in a more simple architectural frame, a vine form terminating in a pointing hand, and an eye surrounded by a beard and mustache. Near LR corner is a third window framed with two sets of legs, whose feet press together; this window is surrounded by several open books. At UR, a pair of cherubs hold another set of windows. Banderoles, architectural ornaments, armorial shields, and a shelf of iconic objects hug the edges of the print.