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The Broken Scissors
  • Robert Berkeley Green
    born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • The Broken Scissors, 1968?
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on hardboard
  • Canvas/Support: 46 x 60 cm
  • Gift of Robert and Miriam Green
  • Not on display
  • 1996.0089
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Archive Label:
“Broken Scissors came from a drip kind of technique of taking enamel, black enamel, and swishing it around à la Jackson Pollock, a little like automatic writing. I’d make a composition in the process of dripping. There are some rectangular forms in it too, I don’t know whether I used a palette knife on this occasion. It seems to me I used a little silver paint too.”