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Untitled, from "The New York Collection for Stockholm: 30 Artists"

Accession Number
1976/2.129

Title
Untitled, from "The New York Collection for Stockholm: 30 Artists"

Artist(s)
Keith Sonnier

Object Creation Date
1973

Medium & Support
silkscreen on paper

Dimensions
9 in x 12 in (22.86 cm x 30.48 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Robert Rauschenberg

Subject matter
This print is part of a portfolio made in collaboration with Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT) and Moderna Museet as a fundraising effort for artists. The neon sculptural works by Keith Sonnier play on the prominence of artifical lights in urban spaces, but also the aesthetic possibilities of light installations. This print departs from this aesthetic. Sonnier uses a more traditional medium and thus more traditional figural forms. The contrast of the black background and the pearly white forms creates the illusion of illumination. This illumination is not as harsh as some of Sonnier's neon sculptures. The inclusion of the edition number and the artist's signature across the center of the work rather than the bottom corner suggests that the mark of the artist is part of the work itself.

EC 2017

Physical Description
A print in black with white elements. Forms include an 8, some stars and an ambiguous shape. Written horizontally across the center of the print is the signature of the artist and the edition number.

EC 2017

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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