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Caviar20
Toronto

In 1967, a year before making this print, Bontecou spent her summer in the countryside of Pennsylvania and significantly changed her approach and aesthetic. She ceased making large steel-and-canvas structures and began to construct organic, representational forms, such as flowers and fish, out of transparent plastic …

Medium
Condition
Very good condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated and numbered by the artist in pencil to margin
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Publisher
Printed and published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York.

One of the most widely recognized female artists of the 1960s, Lee Bontecou creates welded wall reliefs, hanging sculptures, and miniature, mystical drawings that reflect her interest in natural and man-made forms. Brown and black in tone and often with ominous, organic voids at their centers, her large-scale patchwork accumulations of canvas, leather, wire mesh, and muslin recall nests, machines, ancient architecture, and the human body. She constructs her massive, free-hanging forms from constellations of steel, shaped canvas, porcelain curios, and explosive lengths of wire that reach far into space. Through such works, Bontecou has sought to capture “as much of life as possible—no barriers—no boundaries—all freedom in every sense,” she says.

Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2019
Drawn Together AgainThe FLAG Art Foundation
2018
Local Histories: Works from the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection at Hamburger BahnhofHamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
2015
Surrealism: The Conjured LifeMCA Chicago
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Tenth Stone, 1968

Lithograph
41 × 27 in
104.1 × 68.6 cm
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Toronto
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C
Caviar20
Toronto

In 1967, a year before making this print, Bontecou spent her summer in the countryside of …

Medium
Condition
Very good condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated and numbered by the artist in pencil to margin
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Publisher
Printed and published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York.

One of the most widely recognized female artists of the 1960s, Lee Bontecou creates welded wall reliefs, hanging sculptures, and miniature, mystical drawings that reflect her interest in natural and man-made forms. Brown and black in tone and often with ominous, organic voids at their centers, her large-scale patchwork accumulations of canvas, leather, wire mesh, and muslin recall nests, machines, ancient architecture, and the human body. She constructs her massive, free-hanging forms from constellations of steel, shaped canvas, porcelain curios, and explosive lengths of wire that reach far into space. Through such works, Bontecou has sought to capture “as much of life as possible—no barriers—no boundaries—all freedom in every sense,” she says.

Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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