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Between and Mortarboard

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Two Figures & El

Accession Number

Two Figures & El

Stuart Davis

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

11 in x 15 in (27.94 cm x 38.1 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 ⅛ in (56.04 cm x 46.04 cm);16 9/16 in x 20 15/16 in (42.07 cm x 53.18 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser

Label copy
The celebrated Armory Show of 1913 was a seminal event in the artistic life of American artist Stuart Davis. In was there that he first encountered Cubism, an important key to his later development.
Davis's subject here is "the impersonal dynamics of New York City." In this and similar works the artist uses a Cubist vocabulary to explore the vitality and diversity of the city. Like Léger, with whom Davis felt a close affinity, these works are kaleidoscopic, drawing together aspects of the city, past and present, fragmenting them, and then reuniting these images to create a complex and unified whole.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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