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Blue Disc on Green Ground
Date: 1966
Culture: American
Dimensions: mat: 28 x 20 in. (71.1 x 50.8 cm) image: 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm)
Medium: screenprint
Credit Line: Bequest of Charlotte Collins from the Charles and Charlotte Collins Collection
Label Text: In a 1962 interview, Adolph Gottlieb explained, “…since I eliminated almost everything from my painting except a few colors and perhaps two or three shapes, I feel a necessity for making the particular colors that I use, or the particular shapes, carry the burden of everything that I want to express.” Adolph Gottlieb began making prints in the 1940s, but experimented with painting, sculpture, and stained glass for twenty years before returning to printmaking the year he made Blue Disc on Green Ground. In a series of “Bursts” he made numerous variations on these forms: a circular element above and an exploded form below.
Object Number: 2009.28
Currently not on view