Vija Celmins. Ocean: 7 Steps #2. 1973

Vija Celmins Ocean: 7 Steps #2 1973

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The seven sections in Ocean: 7 Steps #2 contain a variation of the same image, each rendered in a different grade of pencil, exploring nuances of touch, texture, and darkness—pushing each to its limit," as the artist has said. From left to right, the grade of pencil employed becomes progressively softer, like a scale of grays.

Gallery label from Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, May 3–July 10, 2006.
Graphite on acrylic ground on paper
11 3/4 x 98 3/8" (29.8 x 249.9 cm)
Gift of Edward R. Broida
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© 2021 Vija Celmins
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