A self-described colorist, Stanley Whitney is best known for his signature grid works. Each painting is a product of his complex investigations of color associations and spatial relationships.
In Untitled(2010) he deploys the square as a geometric form through which color can be fully expressed. By softening the grid, he allows the viewer to navigate the distinct colors in the work and appreciate their differences. Music is a principal influence for Whitney’s lyrical compositions, which borrow from the African-American oral traditions of improvisation and call and response.
5 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. This postcard is printed on 300gsm Munken (textured) paper.
Stanley Whitney (b. 1946) Untitled, 2010 Oil on linen 12 × 12 × 1 in. The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee 2012.16
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