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Acropolis

© Charles B. Hinman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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© Charles B. Hinman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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

© Charles B. Hinman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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

© Charles B. Hinman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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

Charles B. Hinman

American, born 1932

Acropolis, 1965

acrylic on canvas

overall: 74 x 91 x 7 inches (187.96 x 231.14 x 17.78 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1966

K1966:1

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Class

Paintings (visual works)

Work Type

Acrylic painting (visual work)

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

During the mid-1960s, Charles Hinman worked out of an abandoned sail-making loft located on the Coenties Slip in Lower Manhattan that he shared with James Rosenquist. It was during this time that Hinman began playing a significant role in redefining the physical shape of painting, seeking to push the canvas out from the wall. The artist was also greatly influenced by Ellsworth Kelly’s use of flat, contrasting colors. The protruding geometric and undulating forms in Acropolis allow it to function as a painting and a sculpture simultaneously. The artist’s travels to Greece may have influenced the composition and title of this work, which evoke the citadel of ancient Athens.

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

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