In Shack, Elizabeth Murray takes apart the structure of a house, simultaneously showing its interior and exterior, the cobblestone path leading to it, and a window through which the sun is visible. Although her art usually grows out of everyday experiences, she made this print after one of her paintings, working from a Polaroid image. Irregularly shaped, with overlapping planes and elements that project from the surface, Shack explores the creative possibilities in transferring a work from canvas, and pushes the boundaries of printmaking, while maintaining the artist’s signature cartoon-like style.
- Artist: Elizabeth Murray, American, born 1940
- Medium: Lithograph on paper
- Dates: 1994
- Dimensions: 63 x 51 in. (160 x 129.5 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower right
- Inscriptions: Inscribed lower right: "1994"
- Collections:Contemporary Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1996.94
- Edition: Edition: 33/60
- Credit Line: Alfred T. White Fund
- Rights Statement: © Elizabeth Murray and Universal Limited Art Editions
- Caption: Elizabeth Murray (American, born 1940). Shack, 1994. Lithograph on paper, 63 x 51 in. (160 x 129.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Alfred T. White Fund, 1996.94. © Elizabeth Murray and Universal Limited Art Editions
- Record Completeness: Good (65%)