#6 Contemporary Art - Abstract Forms

Two large panels painted red panels of aluminum, situated against one another so that the seam is visible at center. A line of white runs along each panel's outer edge.
Dorothea Rockburne
Fire Engine Red
wrinkle finish paint (oil) on aluminum
91 1/4 in x 86 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in (231.78 cm x 219.1 cm x 6.67 cm);91 1/4 in x 86 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in (231.8 cm x 219.1 cm x 6.7 cm)
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family
Enoc Perez
Lipstick Building
gold leaf and oil on canvas
126 in x 96 in (320.04 cm x 243.84 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by Joseph and Annette Allen
Abstract painting composed of long broad brushstrokes in black and white with a small area of red in the upper left quadrant.
Franz Kline
oil on cardboard mounted on board
30 3/16 in x 40 3/16 in (76.68 cm x 102.08 cm);31 1/8 in x 41 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in (79.06 cm x 104.78 cm x 3.81 cm)
Bequest of W. Hawkins Ferry
On a narrow, vertically oriented canvas, white surreal biomorphic forms float over a background of larger biomorphic forms in dark blues and black with some red splashes. 
Gerome Kamrowski
The Student (L'Etudiante)
oil on canvas
30 1/16 in. x 11 15/16 in. ( 76.4 cm x 30.4 cm )
Gift of Mr. Jean Paul Slusser
This mixed media assemblage has a series of see-through panels hanging from a wooden frame with a lightbox at the back. On the hanging panels, there are photographs printed, with a variety of images of buildings, sculpture, and advertising.
Robert Rauschenberg;Gemini G.E.L.
Sling-Shots Lit #6
lithograph, screenprint, Plexiglas bars, flourescent tubes | mylar, sailcloth, window shade system, pinewood lightbox

Oskar Fischinger
oil | panel
Gift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922
Alvin D. Loving
felt tip pen on graph paper
16.9 x 22 in. (43.02 x 55.88 cm)
Gift of Herbert Barrows
Strips of overlapping, multi-colored paper on a white background, the paper is blue, pink, purple, green, orange, and black.
Alvin D. Loving
paper collage
55 ½ in x 55 in x 2 ⅛ in (140.97 cm x 139.7 cm x 5.4 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by Joseph and Annette Allen, the University of Michigan Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Director's Acquisition Committee, 2018
A hexagonal canvas with multi-colored lines breaking the surface into three individual, identically-sized sections. Two of the sections are primarily green and one is primarily gray. 
Alvin D. Loving
oil | canvas
Gift of Lois and Bruce Zenkel
A small carved wood sculpture depicting a torso of a figure with limbs crossed.
Henry Moore
wood (lignum vitae) with wood base
10 1/16 in x 5 7/8 in x 4 1/2 in (25.56 cm x 14.92 cm x 11.43 cm);10 1/16 in x 6 1/8 in x 4 1/2 in (25.56 cm x 15.56 cm x 11.43 cm);11 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 5 1/16 in (28.26 cm x 16.51 cm x 12.86 cm);1 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 5 1/16 in (2.86 cm x 16.51 cm x 12.86 cm)
Museum Purchase
Abstract, planar representation of a bird resting on its back with its wings coming together just below its beak.
Henry Moore
bronze with marble base
7 1/2 in x 8 7/8 in x 5 1/4 in (19.05 cm x 22.54 cm x 13.34 cm)
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Marvin E. Klein
In two vertical rows at the center of the lithograph, there are eight reclining abstract figures. Each pair is colored the same but the designs for each reclining figure are distinct: colors from top to bottom are purple, brown, orange, blue. There is an allover wash of grey in the background and then darker marks and crosshatching around the figures to suggest shadow. The artist's signature and the date is in the stone (l.r. reversed) "Moore / 67.". The artist's signature, date and number is also in pencil "Moore / 67." (l.r.) and "29/50" (l.c.).
Henry Moore
Eight Reclining Figures I
color lithograph on Barcham Green paper
30 5/16 in x 22 1/4 in (76.99 cm x 56.52 cm);31 3/4 in x 23 3/4 in x 1 in (80.64 cm x 60.33 cm x 2.54 cm);30 5/16 in x 22 1/4 in (76.99 cm x 56.52 cm)
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson


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17 Collection Object Sources

Fire Engine Red (1997/1.136.1-2)
Lipstick Building (2016/1.197)
Untitled (1988/1.136)
Untitled (1983/1.419)
Untitled (2002/2.56)
Untitled (2018/2.88)
Untitled (2016/2.194)
Figure (1953/1.27)
Bird (1981/2.85)
Sculptures (1957/2.5)
Untitled Cube (1969/2.25)
Sunflower III (1974/1.103)
Sensations (1984/1.300)

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