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Jess began making art after a brief career as a scientist. Disillusioned by the direction of science and the threat of nuclear devastation, he chose art "as an antidote to the scientific method." Originally inspired by Dada and Surrealist collages, in this work the artist mixed pieces from two...

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Provenance

The artist; with Odyssia Gallery, New York; to MFA, Boston, 1994

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund, and Barbara Fish Lee and Thomas H. Lee and the support of Mr. and Mrs. Federico Quadrani

Copyright

JESS

1974

  • Jess, American, 1923–2004
Dimensions

72.4 x 61 cm (28 1/2 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

1994.23

Medium or Technique

Framed collage

Collections

Contemporary Art

Classifications

Collages