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Artist: Hedda Sterne (American, 1916 - 2011)

Date: 1984
Medium: Acrylic and crayon on canvas
Overall: 71 7/8 x 52 3/8in. (182.6 x 133cm)
Signed: Verso, upper left (in purple crayon): 'Top / [upward arrow] / Hedda Sterne / C.D.S. / Gallery / 13E / 75 / Manhattan'
Inscribed: Commercial label on left center stretcher bar: 'CDS Gallery'
Credit Line: Gift of Clara Diament Sujo
Object number: 97.9
Label Text
Hedda Sterne composed this prismatic painting by balancing horizontal and vertical lines that simultaneously create the illusion of three-dimensional space as well as emphasize the two-dimensional planarity of the picture's surface.

The painting's subtle, warm palette of shimmering golden hues, ranging from ochre to lemon yellow, suggests a light-infused, cathedral-like space. Sterne employs these formalist, abstract painting devices to convey deeply spiritual concerns.


Presumed copyright: the artist or the artist's representative/heir(s) / Licensed by ARS, New York, NY