1915 - 1994
acrylic on canvas laid down on wood
Canvas: 6¼ by 19⅛ in. (15.9 by 48.5 cm.)
Framed: 9¼ by 22¼ in. (23.5 by 54 cm.)
Executed circa 1973-75.
This work is in good condition overall. There is a fine layer of soiling to the canvas, most notably along the upper edge, visible upon close inspection. There is a minor crease along the upper edge, visible upon close inspection. There is wear with associated scattered pigment loss the extreme edges, most notably at the central lower edge, visible upon close inspection. There are some shallow linear incisions to the canvas along the lower edge. There are three pinpoint accretions, two at the upper left corner and one along the lower edge, visible upon close inspection. Under ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed without glazing.
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Leslie Feely Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
“In clearing the canvas of all unessentials, I was more and more reduced to a few, simple, meaningful forms, and these forms were the content of my message. Naturally, color came more and more into play, and I discovered that what I can reach emotionally and express by color is infinite”
(Friedel Dzubas, as quoted in Charles W. Millard, “Interview with Friedel Dzubas”, Friedel Dzubas, Washington, D.C. 1983, p. 28, catalogue for exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden)