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Dona Nelson

Octopus as Astronaut, 1991-1992

Acrylic and cheesecloth on canvas
84 × 84 × 2 in
213.4 × 213.4 × 5.1 cm
This is a unique work.
On loan
location
Saratoga Springs
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Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Saratoga Springs
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Photo by Jeremy Lawson

Photo by Jeremy Lawson

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Private collection, New York
Dona Nelson
American, b. 1947
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Dona Nelson creates paintings in which the material canvas suggests an inability to contain the …

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Dona Nelson creates paintings in which the material canvas suggests an inability to contain the composition—for example, when the composition is “too big” or when there is “too much of one color.” In her art, Nelson is interested in the painting’s ability to embody the nature of a visual, emotional, or intellectual …

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About the work
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Saratoga Springs
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Photo by Jeremy Lawson

Photo by Jeremy Lawson

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Private collection, New York
Dona Nelson
American, b. 1947
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Dona Nelson creates paintings in which the material canvas suggests an inability to contain the …

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Dona Nelson creates paintings in which the material canvas suggests an inability to contain the composition—for example, when the composition is “too big” or when there is “too much of one color.” In her art, Nelson is interested in the painting’s ability to embody the nature of a visual, emotional, or intellectual …

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Dona Nelson

Octopus as Astronaut, 1991-1992

Acrylic and cheesecloth on canvas
84 × 84 × 2 in
213.4 × 213.4 × 5.1 cm
This is a unique work.
On loan
location
Saratoga Springs
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