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The Big Egg

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Created by
Clark, Ed, American, born 1926
Medium
acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions
H x W: 64 1/2 x 83 in. (163.8 x 210.8 cm)
Type
acrylic paintings
Place made
Vétheuil, Val-d'Oise, France
Date
1968
Description
Oval-shaped abstract acrylic painting with large horizontal brush strokes and three fields of color. The canvas, shaped like a horizontal ellipse, is covered by three main fields of color: orange-red, at top, blue-green in the middle, and pink at bottom. There is a single streak of white partway across the orange field. Encroaching onto the orange field is a spray and spatter of blue-green paint. There is a darker orange shadow behind the spray. The blue-green field brightens gradually to a more blue-based color as it nears the bottom. At the very bottom of the painting is a narrow streak of pink.
Topic
African American
Art
Men
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.125ab
Restrictions & Rights
© Ed Clark
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Portfolio/Series
Vétheuil Series
Classification
Visual Arts
Exhibition
Visual Art and the American Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture