Rosemarie Castoro Side by Side 1972

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 420 The David Geffen Galleries

What comes to mind as you look at the lines on the wall? The artist leaves it up to viewers like you to decide! Some imagine strands of hair from an unseen figure or the tentacles of a sea creature. Others think they look like brushstrokes that have escaped a painting. Castoro’s artmaking was often very physical. For Side by Side, she used a mop to create the ridges, then cut curved shapes out with a saw.

Kids label from 2022
Modeling paste, gesso, and graphite on board, five pieces
Overall 8' 2" x 12' 1/2" x 1/2" (248.9 x 367 x 1.3 cm)
Object number
© The Estate of Rosemarie Castoro
Painting and Sculpture

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