On View

Sad Sack

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Sad Sack

Artist: Elizabeth Murray (American, 1940 - 2007)
Date: 1989
Medium: Oil on canvas and wood
Overall: 80 1/4 x 72 1/8 x 23 in. (203.8 x 183.2 x 58.4 cm.)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Coffin Fine Arts Trust; Nathan Emory Coffin Collection of the Des Moines Art Center, 1990.12
Accession number: 1990.12
Classification: painting
In Collection(s)
Label TextElizabeth Murray's work ranges from her early rectangular canvases, suggesting the influence of Constructivism, to shaped or fragmented canvases of biomorphic imagery. Source: News, November/December 1987.
Exhibition History"Commitment, Community and Controversy: The Des Moines Art Center Collections," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, January 24, 1998 - May 10, 1998

"From Body to Being: Reflections on the Human Image," Des Moines Art Center, Feb. 1 - May 4, 1997

"Paintings Off the Wall," Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Oct. 1 - Dec. 1991
Published ReferencesAN UNCOMMON VISION: THE DES MOINES ART CENTER, Des Moines Art Center, 1998, ref. p.206, color ill. p.207
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