Afro Mountain

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Afro Mountain
Afro Mountain.jpg
ArtistEllen Gallagher
Year1994
MediumInk and collaged paper on canvas
Dimensions213.7 cm × 183.5 cm (84.1 in × 72.2 in)
LocationWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Afro Mountain is a painting by Ellen Gallagher. It is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, New York in the United States.

Description[edit]

The painting keeps with the tradition of Gallagher's works of the 1990s and is considered an example of minimalist abstract art.[1] It comprises penmanship paper glued to a canvas with ink drawings of lips which overtake the entire bottom half of the large canvas.

History[edit]

Afro Mountain was created by Gallagher in an empty print shop at Harvard University in 1994.[2] The painting was a gift of an anonymous donor, in 1995, to the Whitney.[3] Afro Mountain was exhibited at the Tate Modern's 2013 retrospective about Gallagher titled "Ellen Gallagher: AxME: Room 7."[4] In 2010, the piece was included in the Whitney Biennial.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art. 2001. p. 114. ISBN 0810968312.
  2. ^ Halley, Peter. "Ellen Gallagher, 1997". Index Magazine. Index Worldwide. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Afro Mountain". Whitney Museum of AmericanArt. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Ellen Gallagher: AxME: Room 7". Tate Modern. Tate. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  5. ^ Rosenberg, Karen. "After the Annuals and Biennials, the Perennials". Art & Design. New York Times. Retrieved 9 February 2017.