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Large Painting #2

Catherine Lee (American, 1950-)


For her series of Mark Paintings (1977—1979), Catherine Lee used ink and acrylic paint to apply large grids onto unstretched, unprimed canvas. She then repeatedly inscribed calligraphic markings within each unit of the grid, contrasting the starkness of the minimal, linear composition with the artist’s organic, hand drawn forms. This painting contains subtle contradictions between the rigid, spare grid and the fluidity of the repeated markings as well as the flexibility of the loose canvas.

(Galerie Lelong, New York, New York); IMA.

Object Information

artist
Catherine Lee (American, 1950-)
creation date
1977
materials
ink and acrylic on canvas with grommets
dimensions
85 x 104 7/8 in.
accession number
2008.249
credit line
Ann M. Stack Art Purchase Fund
copyright
© Catherine Lee
collection
Contemporary Art