Harvey Quaytman The Illusionist 1997

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Harvey Quaytman often made his own paints and repeatedly experimented with a form consisting of crossed lines. According to the artist, the cruciform did not have a sacred or symbolic meaning; rather, he saw it as the logical product of the overlapping lines of squares and rectangles. Quaytman saw his work as small triumphs, "inch by inch and year by year, over the arbitrary chaos of visual life."

Gallery label from Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, May 3–July 10, 2006.
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
9' 5 1/4" x 9' 5 1/4" (287.7 x 287.7 cm)
Gift of Edward R. Broida
Object number
© 2020 Harvey Quaytman
Painting and Sculpture

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