Rutabaga: In the Sky

Created by
Binion, McArthur, American, born 1946
Date
1978-1979
On View
Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
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Exhibition
Visual Art and the American Experience
Medium
oil stick, Dixon wax crayon on aluminum
Dimensions
59 x 46 x 2 1/4 in. (149.9 x 116.8 x 5.7 cm)
Description
This oil stick and wax crayon painting on aluminum depicts an abstracted oval shape. Done in tones of red and white, the oval leans in a slant to the right, sitting on a rectangular field. The background is also two toned, yellow and red, opposite sides of the two tones used within the oval. The wax colors are pressed onto the canvas, rather than drawn, creating a high relief texture to the surface.
Classification
Visual Arts
Type
paintings
mixed media
Topic
Art
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of McArthur Binion
Object number
2014.160
Restrictions & Rights
© McArthur Binion
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c5794a6c-45bd-4f9d-b941-ab7eb6804dc6
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