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Abstract expressionist painting done on a paper collage that has been cut along the edges of the brushstrokes. Some images visible under the paint: page from pornographic magazine (penis); text: “TOY GUNS”; reproductions of expressionist painting; close-up of a butterfly from National Geographic-type publication; car.
Charles Clough
Untitled
1983
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2008/2.226
High-gloss abstract expressionist painting of a large Africa-shaped form in red against black ground. Clough’s unique way of applying paint to the canvas results in a highly articulated and densely textured surface. “In place of the brush and other typical painter's tools, Clough uses an instrument he calls the ‘Big Finger,’ a large balloon-like contraption that he invented to spread poured house enamel on masonite into broad gestural constellations.” (Max Henry, “charles clough,” http://www.artnet.com/magazine_pre2000/reviews/henry/henry2-5-99.asp)
Charles Clough
Redoubt
1990
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2008/2.225
High-gloss abstract expressionist painting in muted palette (dusty blue and green, gray, etc.). Pencil marks in left corner. Year (1982) signed in bottom right corner. Clough’s unique way of applying paint to the canvas results in a highly articulated and densely textured surface. “In place of the brush and other typical painter's tools, Clough uses an instrument he calls the ‘Big Finger,’ a large balloon-like contraption that he invented to spread poured house enamel on masonite into broad gestural constellations.” (Max Henry, “charles clough,” http://www.artnet.com/magazine_pre2000/reviews/henry/henry2-5-99.asp)
Charles Clough
Untitled
1982
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2008/2.224
Enamel abstract expressionist painting in traditional Valentine&rsquo;s Day colors: white, orange, red, magenta, salmon.<br />
&ldquo;In place of the brush and other typical painter&#39;s tools, Clough uses an instrument he calls the &lsquo;Big Finger,&rsquo; a large balloon-like contraption that he invented to spread poured house enamel on masonite into broad gestural constellations.&rdquo; (Max Henry, &ldquo;charles clough,&rdquo; http://www.artnet.com/magazine_pre2000/reviews/henry/henry2-5-99.asp)
Charles Clough
February Fourteenth
late 1980s
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2008/2.227
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