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George Gershwin-I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise

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In their experiments with abstraction, many twentieth-century painters sought to express the visual equivalent of music in their compositions. In vastly differing styles, Wassily Kandinsky, Francis Picabia, Stuart Davis [1983.120], Aaron Douglas [2011.1791], Georgia O’Keeffe, and Marsden...

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Reverse: GEORGE GERSHWIN/I'LL BUILD a Stairway TO PARADISE/April 1927 PA.[ ]/Dove/15 x 20

Provenance

1927, the artist; gift of the artist to Edward Alden Jewell, New York. By 1957, with the Downtown Gallery, New York; 1957, sold by the Downtown Gallery to William H. Lane Foundation; 1990, gift of the William H. Lane Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 18, 1990)

Credit Line

Gift of the William H. Lane Foundation

Copyright

© Estate of Arthur G. Dove

1927

Dimensions

50.8 x 38.1 cm (20 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

1990.407

Medium or Technique

Ink, metallic paint, and oil on paperboard

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