Robert Mangold

4 Color Frame Painting #9


Devoid of any references, this painting focuses on the internal relationships between color, line and form. It was conceived while guided solely by the artist’s intuition, which also reveals itself through the slight distortion of the oval and imperfections in color application. Mangold’s visual language was likely inspired by Piet Mondrian’s compositions, which he admired when he worked as a guard at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the early 1960s.

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Artist Robert Mangold
Date 1984
Medium Acrylic and pencil on paper
Dimensions 111.8 x 78.7 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012
Accession 2012.78
Collection Schulhof Collection
Type Painting

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Unrecorded Nayarit artist (Ixtlán del Río culture)

Male figure

300 BCE–400 CE

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