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Two Nudes with Oak Stool and Canvas

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Philip Pearlstein, Two Nudes with Oak Stool and Canvas, 1976, lithograph on paper, Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund, © Philip Pearlstein, 80.17

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Title

Two Nudes with Oak Stool and Canvas

Artist

Philip Pearlstein (American, born 1924)

Date

1976

Medium

lithograph on paper

Edition

66/100

Catalogue Raisonné

Field 38

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image/sheet: 29 in x 36 15/16 in

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

planographic print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund

Accession Number

80.17

Copyright

© Philip Pearlstein

Terms

lithography

nudes

paper

planographic printing

planographic prints

studios

Description

Defying trends in contemporary art, Philip Pearlstein has made the traditional studio nude a cornerstone of his artistic practice. Yet by cutting off the upper part of the models' faces, he breaks with longstanding tropes of nude painting and portraiture and eliminates the possibility for the viewer to return the gaze of the model. Thus stripped of the typical interaction and identity, the bodies become pure form—elements of the studio, just like the props, stacked canvases, and tools.

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