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Object ID #18651191

This is a Print. It was designed by Richard Anuszkiewicz. It is dated 1969 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is screenprint on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

A clear understanding of optical effects characterizes the work of Richard Anuszkiewicz, a student of Josef Albers. In this design, each block of yellow, orange, or red is bordered with pale blue, green, or deep yellow, giving the illusion of a continuous gradation from cool and light in the upper left corner to warm and saturated in the lower right.

This object was donated by Mr. Joshua Mack. It is credited Gift of Joshua Mack.

Our curators have highlighted 8 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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  • moulded and glazed porcelain, with enamelled color.
  • Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.
  • 2003-5-4
  • Object ID #68731069
  • hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel.
  • Gift of Michele Oka Doner in honor of Lisa Roberts.
  • 2014-52-1

Its dimensions are

57.2 × 99.9 cm (22 1/2 × 39 5/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right: ANUSKIEWICZ 144 1969

Cite this object as

Object ID #18651191; Designed by Richard Anuszkiewicz (American, b.1930); USA; screenprint on paper; 57.2 × 99.9 cm (22 1/2 × 39 5/16 in.); Gift of Joshua Mack; 1995-38-8

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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