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Birth of the Object and the End of the Object

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Birth of the Object and the End of the Object is one of several paintings in the biomorphic style that Busa pursued in the early to mid-1940s, when he was part of a new and soon-to-be-influential circle of New York School abstractionists that included Jackson Pollock [1984.749, 1971.638], Lee...

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Signed

signed lower right

Provenance

1945, the artist; 1985, estate of the artist. Penny and Elton Yasuna, Harwich Mass. and Sarasota, Fla; by 2005, Acme Fine Art, Boston; 2005, sold by Acme Fine Art to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 27, 2005)

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund, by exchange

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1945

Dimensions

64.8 x 76.2 cm (25 1/2 x 30 in.) Framed: 85.1 x 96.5 cm (33 1/2 x 38 in.)

Accession Number

2005.121

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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