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b. 1953


signed twice and dated 2000 on the reverse

acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas, in two parts

overall: 88.9 by 99 cm. 35 by 39 in.

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This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals a single minute loss to the left hand section of gold Roll-a-Tex. Further close inspection reveals a minute and unobtrusive media accretion towards the centre left of the lower panel.

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Baldwin Gallery, Aspen 

Private Collection

Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003

Aspen, Baldwin Gallery, Peter Halley, Small Paintings, 2000

"Where once geometry provided a sign of stability, order, and proportion, today it offers an array of shifting signifiers and images of confinement and deterrence."

Peter Halley, ‘The Crisis in Geometry’, in: Arts Magazine, New York, Vol. 58, No. 10, June 1984, online