Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • David Shapiro
    born 1944
    born: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Savasan, 1986
  • Where object was made: United States
  • mixed media on paper
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 457.2 x 2032 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 18 x 80 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 457.2 x 2032 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 x 80 in
    Frame Dimensions: 25 3/16 x 85 3/16 in
  • Gift of Ron Slowinski
  • Not on display
  • 2002.0187

Five slightly overlapping squares set on a white background, all horizontally oriented. From left to right, far left square is a neutral brown, with a gold swirl over a dark brown spot in center; second square from left is lighter gray with uneven horizontal black stripes across the entire surface; center square is dark gray with black circle around center and a white dot in the middle of the circle; fourth square from left is black with white stripes crossing at odd angles, creating illusion of receding triangle shapes; fifth from left square (final square) is medium gray with black stripes cris-crossing over entire surface.