Hedda Sterne. New York, VIII. 1954

Hedda Sterne New York, VIII 1954

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 403 The David Geffen Galleries

This painting is from a series titled Roads, in which Sterne used spray acrylic to suggest the motion and speed of the New York highways that captivated her throughout the 1950s. Sterne had immigrated to New York in 1941, fleeing Nazi roundups in her native Bucharest. Nine years later, she was named one of America's best artists under thirty-six in Life magazine, a rare accolade for a woman at the time.

Gallery label from Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction, April 19 - August 13, 2017.
Medium
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
6' 1/8" x 42" (183.2 x 106.7 cm)
Credit
Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Neuberger Fund
Object number
558.1954
Copyright
© 2021 Hedda Sterne / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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