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Figure Before Blackness
  • Robert Motherwell
    born: Aberdeen, Washington, United States ; died: Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States ; active: United States
  • Figure Before Blackness, 1960
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 213 x 277 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 83 7/8 x 109 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund and the R. Charles and Mary Margaret Clevenger Fund and Gift of the Dedalus Foundation
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, N2
  • 1995.0036
Label Text

Abstract painting with caucasian peach-colored shape in the foreground. On the right side is an orange rectangle with a curving offshoot in brown. There is a black semi-circle in the background.