February FourteenthArtist(s)Charles CloughObject Creation Date1986-1989Medium & Supportenamel on boardDimensions
21 5/8 in. x 26 3/8 in. ( 55 cm x 67 cm )Credit LineThe 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 ServicesLabel copy
United States, born 1951
Enamel on board
Enamel abstract expressionist painting in traditional Valentine’s Day colors: white, orange, red, magenta, salmon.
“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)Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object TypeabstractRights
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