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Untitled Grey

© Estate of David Von Schlegell

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© Estate of David Von Schlegell

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of David Von Schlegell

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

David Von Schlegell

American, 1920-1992

Untitled Grey, 1991

oil and polyurethane on panel

support: 48 x 48 inches (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Sherman S. Jewett Fund, 1991

1991:8

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Paintings

Work Type

Oil painting
Painting (visual work)

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David von Schlegell was best known as a sculptor of abstract, streamlined forms that revealed his interest in marine and aircraft design. This work, Untitled Grey, is typical of the art he made in his final years by mixing oil paint and polyurethane and then pouring the mixture onto sanded wooden panels. The ambiguous surface suggests three-dimensionality and recession into a tunnel or room, while the uneven edges and floating specks of dust draw our attention to the flatness of the painting.

Label from The Swindle: Art Between Seeing and Believing, May 26–October 28, 2018

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