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The Arrangement of Things

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Ross Bleckner's stripe paintings of the early 1980s refer to the movement of the 1960s known as "Op art", in which compositions of geometric forms emphasized strong optical effects. However, in this painting the artist breaks with the serenity of a hard-edged vocabulary. By infusing simple...

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Inscription

Signed "Ross Bleckner," back of canvas, upper left.

Provenance

The artist; with Mary Boone Gallery, New York; with Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, 1986; to MFA, Boston, 1986.

Credit Line

M. Theresa B. Hopkins Fund

Copyright

© Ross Bleckner. Courtesy Mary Boone Gallery, New York.

1982–85

Dimensions

243.8 x 411.5 cm (96 x 162 in.)

Accession Number

1986.21

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Contemporary Art

Classifications

Pastels