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Russian Mountains
  • Ellen Lanyon
    born: Chicago, Illinois, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
  • Russian Mountains, 1969
  • Where object was made: United States
  • acrylic on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 24 x 36 in
  • Gift of the Estate of Ellen Lanyon
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0059
Label Text

A series of four books on a table, positioned spine side up. The books increase in size as they move to the right side of the canvas. A piece of green fabric is draped over all four books, and a hand holding a spoon places a spherical, perhaps liquid substance on the fabric.