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February Fourteenth

Accession Number
2008/2.227

Title
February Fourteenth

Artist(s)
Charles Clough

Object Creation Date
1986-1989

Medium & Support
enamel on board

Dimensions
21 5/8 in. x 26 3/8 in. ( 55 cm x 67 cm )

Credit Line
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

Label copy
Charles Clough
United States, born 1951
February Fourteenth
1986–89
Enamel on board
2008/2.227

Physical Description
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 Type
abstract

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Keywords
Abstract Expressionist
holidays
lovers

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