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Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

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Artist: Frederick Hammersley (American, 1919 - 2009)
Date: 1988
Medium: Color lithograph on paper
Sheet: 16 × 12 in. (40.6 × 30.5 cm.)
Image: 9 × 9 in. (22.9 × 22.9 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Frederick Hammersley Foundation, 2013.37
Accession number: 2013.37
Classification: print
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Label TextMid-twentieth century American abstractionist Frederick Hammersley first gained critical attention in 1959 for his bold hard-edge paintings with their unmodulated geometric forms defined by sharply delineated edges. Working at the same time as artists of the Minimalist movement, many of his compositions were based on the square and grid, yet he did not necessarily share Minimalism's more conceptual aims. Born in Utah, Hammersley studied and taught in California before settling in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There he began making prints at the Tamarind lithography workshop. Hammersley's work has been rediscovered in recent years, and he is now recognized as a master classicist of abstraction. Source: News, Jan Fen Mar 2014
SignedF. hamermersley (l,l)

Marks2 blindstamps (embossed symbols). Upper one is Tamarind chop. Lower one may be printer's chop.

Inscription88-316 (l,r verso graphite); grey rives BFK (l,r verso graphite); pro077.1988 (l,r verso graphite)
Paper/SupportGray Rives BFK

Catalogue RaisonnéTamarind number 88-316

Edition of 20, BAT, 7TP, 2T, 3PbP
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