Elizabeth Murray’s Rule-Breaking Paintings Continue to Inspire Younger Artists
Overall sheet: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered 50/60 in pencil on the reverse (there were also artist's proofs)
Publisher: Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York (with their blindstamp)
Inspired by Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock’s work, as well as Pablo Picasso’s Cubist works, American painter Elizabeth Murray’s oeuvre span styles from a Minimalist use form and color to bold, cartoonish Surrealism. Her works push the boundaries of a two-dimensional medium; the irregular triangles in the “Giant Maiden” series (1972) strain against the edges of canvases painted in high relief, while the explosive colors on an intricate collage-like canvas in Do the Dance (2005) lend the painting a kinetic, almost optical quality.
American, 1940-2007, Chicago, Illinois, based in Washington County, New York