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Mobile Painting #17

© Estate of Jerry Tsukio Okimoto

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© Estate of Jerry Tsukio Okimoto

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

© Estate of Jerry Tsukio Okimoto

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

© Estate of Jerry Tsukio Okimoto

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

© Estate of Jerry Tsukio Okimoto

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

Jerry Tsukio Okimoto

American, 1924-1998

Mobile Painting #17, 1963

acrylic on canvas

overall: 20 3/4 x 39 1/4 inches (52.7 x 99.69 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1963

K1963:20

More Details

Provenance

the artist to Oscar Krasner, Inc.;
sold to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, October 2, 1963

Class

Paintings

Work Type

Acrylic painting (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Jerry Okimoto sought to challenge the distinction between painting, sculpture, and other traditional modes of artmaking. An exploration of geometric form and three-dimensionality, Mobile Painting #17 also plays with the perception of the viewer. While at first glance this painting appears to be a completely flat, tricolored surface, the blue square in fact sits in a channel in front of the red and yellow squares and can be moved left or right to reconfigure the composition. The artist even created four studies, also in the Albright-Knox's collection, to demonstrate a range of possibilities.

Label from Giant Steps: Artists and the 1960s, June 30–December 30, 2018

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