Paris: May-June

Paris: May-June

1968

Mavis Pusey

(American, 1928-2019)

Color screenprint

Image: 109.2 x 83.8 cm (43 x 33 in.)

The Charlotte Ekker and Charlotte Van der Veer Memorial Fund 2019.229

Edition: 8/14

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Mavis Pusey originally planned to study fashion design, and this interest can be seen in the patterned and repeated lines of this print.

Description

The African American artist Mavis Pusey developed a distinctive style of geometric abstraction beginning in the 1960s, amidst a field that was dominated at the time by white male painters. She studied with the master printer Robert Blackburn, who encouraged the experimentation seen in this print. With its bright colors and contrasts between rigid and undulating lines, Pusey hoped to express her experiences visiting Paris during a period of student and worker uprisings in 1968.

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