Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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Exhibition checklist for Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection, July 12-September 8, 2013

All objects are in the permanent collection of The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
Height precedes width precedes depth

  1. Josef Albers, American 1888-1976
    Homage to the Square: Bright Air, 1954
    Oil on masonite
    24 ½ x 24 ½ x 1 3/8 in. (62.2 x 62.2 x 3.5 cm)
    Bequest of Edith Ferry Hooper, class of 1932, 1997.3.1
  2. Josef Albers, American 1888-1976
    Study for Homage to the Square: "Open Land", 1964
    Oil on masonite
    24 ½ x 24 ½ x 1 3/8 in. (62.2 x 62.2 x 3.5 cm)
    Gift of the Woodward Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1976.92
  3. Ross Bleckner, American b. 1949
    Symbols of the Sun and Other Planets, 1990
    Oil on linen
    84 x 60 in. (213.4 x 152.4 cm)
    Gift of Michael S. Cornish, class of 1982, 1993.16
  4. Lee Bontecou, American b. 1931
    Untitled (Atelier Project 1983-1986), 1986
    Flat bed offset lithography on arches cover paper
    29 7/8 x 22 ½ in. (75.9 x 57.2 cm)
    Gift of Philip and Lynn Straus, class of 1946, 1991.22.1
  5. James Brooks, American 1906-1992
    Concord (America: the third century), 1975
    Silkscreen on Lennox 100
    30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Lynes (Mildred Akin class of 1932), 1976.84.3
  6. Patrick Henry Bruce, American 1881-1936
    Peinture/Nature Morte, ca. 1923-24
    Oil on canvas
    Dorothy Seiberling, class of 1943
  7. Robert Delaunay, French 1885-1941
    Rhythme, ca. 1932-1937
    Oil on artist board
    29 3/4 x 21 x 1 1/8 in. (75.6 x 53.3 x 2.9 cm)
    Bequest of Gladys K. Delmas, class of 1935, 1992.15.27
  8. Richard Diebenkorn, American 1922-1993
    Ochre, 1983
    Color woodcut on mitsumata paper mounted on board
    28 x 38 in. (71.1 x 96.5 cm)
    Gift of Virginia Herrick Deknatel, class of 1929, 1999.2.2
  9. Thomas Downing, American 1928-1986
    Untitled, 1963
    Oil on canvas
    23 x 23 in. (58.4 x 58.4 cm)
    Gift of Susan B. Duval, class of 1940, 1990.11
  10. Helen Frankenthaler, American 1928 - 2011
    Orange Painting, 1957
    Oil on canvas
    24 13/16 x 24 13/16 x 1 3/8 in. (63 x 63 x 3.5 cm)
    Gift from the Roland F. Pease Collection, 1997.11.1
  11. Nancy Graves, American 1940-1995
    Approaches the Limit Of, 1978
    Oil and encaustic on canvas
    84 x 64 in. (213.4 x 162.6 cm)
    Gift of Ann and Robert L. Freedman, 2011.33
  12. Nancy Graves, American 1940-1995
    Leif, 1984
    Enameled bronze
    22 ¾ x 18 x 10 ½ in. (57.8 x 45.7 x 26.7 cm)
    Gift of the artist, class of 1961, 1986.18
  13. Peter Halley, American b. 1953
    Untitled (3/8/94.6A-4), 1995
    Acrylic, Day-Glo and metallic acrylic on computer printed paper
    22 x 26 3/4 in. (55.9 x 68 cm)
    Purchase, Betsy Mudge Wilson, class of 1956, Memorial Fund, 1996.18
  14. Grace Hartigan, American 1922-2008
    Sunflower, 1959
    Oil on canvas
    43 x 19 ¼ x 1 5/8 in. (109.2 x 48.9 x 4.1 cm)
    Gift from the Roland F. Pease Collection, 1997.11.19
  15. Doi Hiroyuki, Japanese b. 1946
    Untitled, 2002
    Ink on paper
    35 x 27 1/2 in. (88.9 x 69.85 cm)
    Purchase, Bellin Fund, 2006.2
  16. Hans Hofmann, American b. Germany, 1880-1966
    Au printemps, 1955
    Oil on canvas
    50 5/8 x 38 5/8 x 3 in. (128.6 x 98.1 x 7.6 cm)
    Gift from the collection of Katherine Sanford Deutsch, class of 1940, 1994.9.3
  17. Jasper Johns, American b. 1930
    Corpse and Mirror, 1976
    Color Aquatint
    30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)
    Purchase, National Endowment for the Arts and matching funds, 1981.39
  18. Ellsworth Kelly, American b. 1923
    Untitled, 1973
    Silkscreen
    34 x 23 1/2 in. (86.4 x 59.7 cm)
    Gift of Mary H. D. Swift, class of 1948, 1975.20
  19. Franz Kline, American 1910-1962
    Untitled, 1951
    Oil on wood
    20 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (52.4 x 40 x 4.1 cm)
    Bequest of Dorothy D. Compton, class of 1917, and Randolph P. Compton, 1987.52.3
  20. Yayoi Kusama, Japanese b. 1929
    Accreations II, 1967
    Oil on canvas, 3 panels
    32 ½ x 71 7/8 in. (82.6 x 182.6 cm)
    On loan from Stephen Mazoh, EL 2006.10.2
  21. Fernand Léger, French 1881-1955
    Abstract Study, 1943
    Gouache on paper
    15 ½ x 13 in. (39.4 x 33 cm)
    Gift of Mrs. Richard Adloff (Virginia Thompson Mclean, class of 1924), 1973.13.1
  22. Sol LeWitt, American 1928-2007
    Lines in Four Directions, Superimposed, 1971
    Etching in black ink on Rives BFK paper
    Parasol Press, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    4 7/8 x 4 7/8 in. (12.4 x 12.4 cm)
    Purchase, Matthew Vassar Fund and Dexter M. Ferry Collection Fund, 1972.5
  23. Sol LeWitt, American 1928-2007
    Parasol Press
    Lines in Four Directions, Superimposed (Yellow), 1971
    Etching in yellow ink on Rives BFK paper
    4 7/8 x 4 7/8 in. (12.4 x 12.4 cm)
    Purchase, Matthew Vassar Fund and Dexter M. Ferry Collection Fund, 1972.6
  24. Roy Lichtenstein, American 1923-1997
    Seascape (New York Ten), n.d.
    Serigraph on laminated plastic
    17 x 22 15/16 in. (43.2 x 58.3 cm)
    Gift of Mrs. Thomas Petschek (Joyce Sherman, class of 1955), 1965.1.7
  25. Marco Maggi, Uruguay, 1957
    Complete Coverage on Delaunay, 2011
    Cuts on 500 pages on acrylic shelf
    11 x 8 ½ x 2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 x 5.1 cm)
    Gift of the artist, 2012.15.4
  26. Brice Marden, American b. 1938
    Untitled No.3, 1972
    Lithograph
    26 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (67.3 x 49.5 cm)
    Gift of Drs. Alvin and Lenore Weseley (Lenore S. Levine, class of 1954), 1976.20
  27. Joán Miró, Spanish 1893-1983
    Illustration for Parler Seul by Tristan Tzara, 1948-50, 1950
    Lithograph printed on Malacca pour chiffon
    15 x 11 5/8 in. (38.1 x 29.5 cm)
    Bequest of Leonard B. Schlosser, 1993.10.4
  28. Joan Mitchell, American 1925-1992
    Lyric, 1953
    Oil on canvas
    69 1/16 x 73 11/16 x 1 3/4 in. (175.4 x 187.2 x 4.5 cm)
    Gift of William Rubin, 1960.4.2
  29. Ed Moses, American b. 1926
    Upa, 2001
    Acrylic on canvas
    52 x 43 in. (132.1 x 109.2 cm)
    Gift of Marge and Irv Weiser, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006.9
  30. Robert Motherwell, American 1915-1991
    Gesture III, 1976-1977
    Color etching and aquatint
    19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (49.9 x 40 cm)
    Purchase, National Endowment for the Arts and matching funds, 1981.36
  31. Kenneth Noland, American 1924-2010
    Space of Red, 1971
    Oil on canvas
    93 3/8 x 19 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (237.2 x 50.2 x 3.5 cm)
    Gift from the Roland F. Pease Collection, 1997.11.12
  32. Thomas Nozkowski, American b. 1944-
    Untitled (6-96), 1990
    Oil on canvas board
    17 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (43.8 x 54 x 3.8 cm)
    Gift of Thomas Nozkowski and Joyce Robins, in honor of Casimir Nozkowski, class of 1998, 1998.4
  33. Irene Rice Pereira, American 1907-1971
    Sparkle of the Heart Forms a Diamond Sun, 1962
    Oil on canvas
    42 x 32 in. (106.7 x 81.3 cm)
    Gift of Grace S. Lockwood, class of 1945, 1970.9
  34. Lawrence Poons, American b. 1937
    A 8, 1977
    Acrylic on canvas
    110.4 x 29.9 in. (280.5 x 76 cm)
    Gift of Elizabeth Cabot Lyman, class of 1964, 2009.12.6
  35. Lawrence Poons, American b. 1937
    D 2, 1977
    Acrylic on canvas
    98.8 x 33.27 in. (251 x 84.5 cm)
    Gift of Elizabeth Cabot Lyman, class of 1964, 2009.12.5
  36. George Rickey, American 1907-2002
    Two Open Trapezoids, One Up, One Down, 1980
    Stainless steel
    58 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (149.2 x 31.8 x 19.7 cm)
    Bequest of Virginia Herrick Deknatel, class of 1929, 2009.1.20
  37. James Rosenquist, American b. 1933
    Cold Spaghetti Postcard, 1969
    Lithograph on Chatham British handmade paper
    20 x 25 in. (50.8 x 63.5 cm)
    Purchase, Dexter M. Ferry Collection Fund, 1973.17.1
  38. Aaron Siskind, American 1903-1991
    Westport 27, 1988
    Gelatin silver print
    20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
    Gift of Arthur and Jeanne Cohen in honor of Juliette Cohen, class of 2005, 2004.28.38
  39. Aaron Siskind, American 1903-1991
    Westport 50, 1988
    Gelatin silver print
    20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
    Gift of Arthur and Jeanne Cohen in honor of Juliette Cohen, class of 2005, 2004.28.39
  40. David Smith, American 1957-59
    Ten Arcs, One Ring, 1957-59
    Bronze with green patina
    28 ½ x 23 ½ x 12 in. (72.4 x 59.7 x 30.5 cm)
    Gift of Virginia Herrick Deknatel, class of 1929, 2009.1.2
  41. Frank Stella, American b. 1936
    Jasper's Dilemma, 1973
    Color lithograph
    16 x 22 1/16 in. (40.6 x 56 cm)
    Purchase, National Endowment for the Arts and matching funds, 1981.34.b
  42. Frank Stella, American b. 1936
    Delphine and Hippolyte (black Series II), 1967
    Lithograph on Gemini paper
    10 x 16 in. (25.4 x 40.6 cm)
    Gift of Edith Ferry Hooper, class of 1932, 1982.6.3
  43. Yves Tanguy, American 1900-1955
    Rhabdomacie, 1947
    Color Etching
    11 1/16 x 8 13/16 in. (28.1 x 22.4 cm)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd (Blanchette Hooker, class of 1931), 1953.1.19
  44. Mark Tobey, American 1890 -1976
    Mandarin and Flowers, 1973
    Color lithograph
    19 3/8 x 27 1/4 in. (49.2 x 69.2 cm)
    Gift of Nicolo Pignatelli, 1979.33.1
  45. Anne Truitt, American 1921-2004
    Sorcerer's Summer, 1991
    Acrylic on marine mahogany
    76 1/4 x 12 x 12 in. (193.7 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)
    Gift of Celia Faulkner Crawford, class of 1958, in memory of Bill, 2002.41
  46. Cy Twombly, American b. 1928
    Untitled, n.d.
    Graphite on paper
    8 ½ x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
    Anonymous gift, 2000.29.4
  47. James Welling, American b. 1951
    Untitled (42), 1980
    Gelatin silver print
    5 x 7 3/8 in. (12.7 x 18.7 cm)
    Purchase, Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Fund, 1994.35.6
  48. Terry Winters, American b. 1949
    Untitled, 2003
    Relief print with embossement on Custom handmade paper, one color
    21 1/4 x 29 1/8 in. (54 x 74 cm)
    Purchase, Cole Fund, 2006.17.6

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