Object Detail


Date
Circa 1958
Period
20th century
Media
Wood and paint on wood
Measurements
36 3/4 x 85 inches
Classification
Subject Category
Abstract
Credit Line
Gift of Colby College and Kohler Foundation, Inc., 2013.3.1a-c
Accession No
2013.3.1a-c
Context
In the late 1950s Langlais began making wood assemblages from discarded pieces of wood he found, creating abstract compositions of carefully arranged blocks of wood in varying shades of brown, orange, and red, some painted and some not. This type of work gained Langlais critical acclaim in New York, inadvertently one of several artists, such as Louise Nevelson, making works from materials found on the streets of New York.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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