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Untitled

A work made of synthetic polymer on vacuum-formed acrylic plastic.

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  • A work made of synthetic polymer on vacuum-formed acrylic plastic.

Date:

1968

Artist:

Craig Kauffman
American, 1932–2010

About this artwork

Craig Kauffman pursued unorthodox materials from early in his career. Initial efforts in glass led him to engage less-fragile industrial plastics, and his first painted wall relief dates to the mid-1960s. Kauffman remains best known for the oblong bubble shape of works like Untitled, returning repeatedly not only to this shape but also to the perceptual effect generated by his painting of it: pearlescent, with a fuzzy, darkened contour, the edges of the relief appear to shimmer as if they might be permeable. Although vacuum-formed and slick, even impersonal, Untitled exudes a kind of sensuousness, as much biological as technological in its associations.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Contemporary Art

Artist

Craig Kauffman

Title

Untitled

Origin

United States

Date

1968

Medium

Synthetic polymer on vacuum-formed acrylic plastic

Dimensions

57.2 × 132.1 × 31.8 cm (22 1/2 × 52 × 12 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Baxter Travenol Laboratories

Reference Number

1979.1033

Extended information about this artwork

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