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abstract "landscape"
  • Brion Gysin
    1916–1986
    born: Taplow, England, United Kingdom ; died: Paris, France
  • abstract "landscape", 1941
  • Where object was made: United States
  • watercolor on heavy paper
  • Loaned by the Estate of William S. Burroughs
  • Not on display
  • L1990.018
  • Loan
Label Text
Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"Brion Gysin: A Selection of Books and Works on Paper," Feb-2005, Steve Goddard and Joanna Sternberg
The view of the world as seen from an airplane led to Gysin’s landscapes in decalcomania. Decalcomania, a
technique used by many of the Surrealists, is a technique
in which slightly viscous pigment is sandwiched between two surfaces, which are then separated. The mottled,
happenstance patterns that result can be reworked, or
not, as the artist wishes.