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  • Provenance

    Osuna Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1992, Washington, D.C.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Anne Truitt
    Born 1921, Baltimore
    Died 2004, Washington
    1942 BA Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
    1948-49 Institute of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.
    Selected museum exhibitions: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2017); Dia Art Foundation (2017); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2009); Baltimore Museum of Art (1992); Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York (1986); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1975); Whitney Museum of American Art (1974); The Jewish Museum, New York (1966)
    Selected honors: Willa S. Cather Medal, University of Nebraska (2003); John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1970)
    Selected public collections:
    Baltimore Museum of Art; Dia Art Foundation; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Panza Collection, Verese, Italy; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Art

    A pioneering American sculptor who made significant contributions to the development of Minimalism, Anne Truitt also made abstract paintings like the present work. Bringing tremendous attention to the perception of her work, the artist here applied her concerns regarding pictorial effects, color, space, and support. As Truitt explained: “…latitude and longitude, of my sculptures exactly reflect my concern with my position in space, my location. This concern, an obsession since early childhood, must have been the root of my 1961 decision—taken unconsciously in a wave of conviction so total as to have been unchallenged by logic—to place my sculptures on their own feet as I am on mine.”


11 Oct. 70

signed, titled and dated lower right
acrylic on paper
23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm.)
Painted in 1970.

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019