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Division Street

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Division Street

Artist: Jerome Witkin (American, born 1939)

Date: 1984-1985
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Overall (.a): 63 1/4 × 75 1/8in. (160.7 × 190.8cm)
Overall (.b): 63 × 81 1/8in. (160 × 206.1cm)
Overall (.c): 63 × 87 1/8in. (160 × 221.3cm)
Signed: .a: Lower left .b: Lower right .c: Lower right
Credit Line: Museum Purchase, in Part, by the William and Catherine Palmer Fund
Object number: 96.14.a-c
Label Text
In Division Street, artist Jerome Witkin allows a story to unfold over three canvases, in the manner of a film or a comic book. Witkin created this painting from an early memory he had of his father moving out in the midst of a violent argument with Witkin's mother. Witkin painted expressively, with aggressive brushstrokes and acidic green paint, to underline feelings of heightened emotions.

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Copyright
© Jerome Witkin