Acrylic on canvas
Unframed: 152.4 x 152.4 cm (60 x 60 in.)
Purchased with a grant from the NEA and matched by gifts from members of The Cleveland Society for Contemporary Art 1976.101
© Al Held Foundation, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
From 1969 to 1978 Held investigated in large, stark paintings like Jupiter IV spatial conundrums by suggesting volume and depth. Over a flat, white surface he superimposed bold, black lines of varying thickness to render interlocking cubes, flowing circular forms, and other threedimensional shapes, providing a complex symphony of continuous geometrical forms floating in infinite space.
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