Elizabeth Murray’s Rule-Breaking Paintings Continue to Inspire Younger Artists
11 Color lithograph on Arches paper. Edition 59/62.
Signature: Signed, numbered and dated along bottom verso. Publisher's seal bottom right.
Publisher: Universal Limited Art Editions, New York
Keith Brintzenhofe, "Elizabeth Murray: Prints, 1979-1990", New York: Barbara Krakow Gallery, 1990, Plate 18.
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