John Armleder. Untitled. 1986

John Armleder Untitled 1986

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Armleder was influenced by Fluxus, the irreverent art movement of the 1960s and 1970s, but was also awed by the Suprematist painting of Kazimir Malevich, one of the founders of abstract art in the early twentieth century. Armleder remembers visiting MoMA as a child and being captivated by Malevich's Suprematist Composition: White on White of 1918.

Gallery label from Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007-July 28, 2008.
Synthetic polymer paint and China ink on canvas, with two chrome and vinyl chairs
Canvas 8' 1/4" x 48 1/8" (244.3 x 122.3 cm), each chair 18 1/2 x 20 x 28" (47 x 50.8 x 71.1 cm); overall 8' 1/4" x 7' 9 1/4" x 28" (244.3 x 236.8 x 71.1 cm)
Gift of Raymond J. Learsy and Gabriella De Ferrari
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© 2020 John Armleder
Painting and Sculpture

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