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Green/2 Orange X Painting

A work made of acrylic and black pencil on canvas.
© 2018 Robert Mangold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of acrylic and black pencil on canvas.

Date:

1983

Artist:

Robert Mangold
American, born 1937

About this artwork

Robert Mangold is an American Minimalist painter best known for painted canvases that incorporate drawn line, exalting simplified means and structure. Over the course of the last 50 years, he has employed a variety of geometric forms—circles, ellipses, squares, rectangles, trapezoids—as the support for his pared-down compositions. From 1980 to 1986, the artist created a series of paintings based on the letter X and the plus sign. Green/2 Orange X Painting is composed of three conjoined canvases of unequal size and three distinct colors—two oranges and a green. Drawn lines of unequal length mark the axis of the cross, replicating the overall shape within the plane and unifying the composition. Here the physical presence of the canvas edge becomes the central formal motif; the structural skeleton of painting becomes the subject of the work.

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Contemporary Art

Artist

Robert Mangold

Title

Green/2 Orange X Painting

Origin

United States

Date

1983

Medium

Acrylic and black pencil on canvas

Dimensions

243.8 x 254.6 cm (96 x 100 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Claire and Gordon Prussian Fund for Contemporary Art; Department of Contemporary Art Discretionary Fund; Frederick W. Renshaw Acquisition Fund; restricted gifts of Betty and Edward Harris, Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul, and Judith Neisser; Burt Kaplan Fund; restricted gift of Dorie Sternberg; through prior bequest of Marguerita S. Ritman; Oscar L. Gerber Memorial Endowment; Anstiss and Ronald Krueck Fund for Contemporary Art; William H. Bartles and Emilie L. Wild prize funds

Reference Number

2010.421

Copyright

© 2018 Robert Mangold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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