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Robert Mangold

Untitled (for Artists Space).

1995

Artist

Robert Mangold (1937-)

Title

Untitled (for Artists Space).

Date

1995

Medium

Aquatint

Dimensions

Sheet: 22 1/8 × 30 1/16 in. (56.2 × 76.4 cm) Plate: 16 × 24 in. (40.6 × 61 cm)

Edition information

10/80

Publication information

Printed by Burnet Editions; published by Artists Space

Credit line

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Altria Group, Inc.

Accession number

2008.115

Object Label

In 1994 and 1995, Robert Mangold worked on the Curved Plane/Figure Series, which utilizes ellipses drawn with black pencil and abutting panels of multiple colors to create oppositions between the flat painted surfaces (planes) and the illusionistic results of the torqued linear forms (figures). The ellipses seem to be rotating in space, a sensation of movement that Mangold enhances by drawing them with a line that continues across two different background colors. The artist explored a similar composition in Untitled (for Artists Space), an etching with aquatint he produced to benefit the endowment of the venerable New York non-profit organization.