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Déjà Vu

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Fay Jones, Déjà Vu, 1982, acrylic on paper, Museum Purchase: Helen Thurston Ayer Fund, © Fay Jones, 85.42

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Title

Déjà Vu

Artist

Fay Jones (American, born 1936)

Date

1982

Medium

acrylic on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

71 in x 74 3/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature/maker's mark: bottom middle of painting: F. Jones '82

inscription: Label on back: Francine Seders Gallery $2800, The Fountain Gallery, $2800

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art; Northwest Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Helen Thurston Ayer Fund

Accession Number

85.42

Copyright

© Fay Jones

Terms

acrylic paint

paintings

paper

Description

Though she received her art training in the late 1950s during the highpoint for abstraction in American painting, Fay Jones has always preferred to pursue figuration and narrative content. Jones was born in Boston and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She moved to Seattle after graduating in 1957. Fay Jones's works present vivid, engaging, though ultimately unfinished, stories drawn from contemporary American life and social issues. They are full of lively, enigmatic characters, odd juxtapositions and suggestive, ambiguous images and symbols. Jones structures her compositions around cartoon-like drawings and intense colors; they display her flair for theatrical effect and a wry, knowing sense of humor.

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