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Grotto at Les Eyzies
  • Elaine De Kooning
    1918–1989
    born: Brooklyn, New York, United States ; died: Southampton, New York, United States
  • Grotto at Les Eyzies, 1985
  • Time of the Bison series
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color lithograph
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 350 x 460 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/4 x 18 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 485 x 565 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 485 x 565 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Malcolm Lodwick
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0044
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Loosely-drawn horses, antelope, and a bull, rendered in deep burgundy ink, overlap one another and fill the image. The surface is broken up by swaths of color that evoke the texture of cavern walls.