Untitled (Abstraction in Red and Brown)

Untitled (Abstraction in Red and Brown)

1963

Dorothy Dehner

(American, 1901-1994)

Monotype on Arches paper

Image: 57.1 x 43.5 cm (22 1/2 x 17 1/8 in.); Framed: 82.5 x 67.3 cm (32 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.)

Gift of the Print Club of Cleveland in honor of Joan Brickley 2018.256

Fun Fact

The artist brushed, wiped, and dribbled ink onto a printing plate to make this work.

Description

Dorothy Dehner was among the few women who were part of the New York School, credited with inventing Abstract Expressionism. She made this work after studying at Atelier 17, a printmaking studio where female artists were encouraged to experiment with materials and technique. Dehner wiped, brushed, and dribbled colored ink onto a printing plate, recording the process of creating this monotype, a unique print.

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