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Nancy Spero

The Black Paintings
December 16 – January 20, 1985

 
Nancy Spero
Lovers VI (Le Couple), 1964
Oil on canvas
38.75 x 81 in. (98.5 x 207.7 cm)
 
The Black Paintings is a comprehensive selection of twenty-five paintings by American artist Nancy Spero. The paintings were executed between 1961 and 1965 while the artist was living in Paris. This exhibition marks the first time such a large number of these early works have been exhibited as a group. The paintings are expressionistic in nature and deeply evocative. They depict figures, most often couples, which are sketched within a black atmosphere from which they emerge. The paintings elicit intriguing comparisons to the "new" figurative expressionism of today, as well as to Spero's subsequent work.

 

   
   
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