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Landscape with Clay Pipe
Vivid color and the lively interaction of abstracted forms convey a raucous mood in this small landscape. The work was created during a transitional period in Stuart Davis's art when he turned from a relatively restrained Cubist aesthetic to one more closely aligned with decorative impulses. The clay pipe, gas station, and barber pole reprise the principal elements of his 1932 mural for the Radio City Music Hall Men's Lounge at Rockefeller Center, originally entitled Men without Women. Here, however, the symbols of masculine activity register with a colorful vitality that fulfills Davis's aims for an art that was truly American in its outlook.
- Artist: Stuart Davis, American, 1892-1964
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dates: 1941
- Dimensions: 12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 45.7 cm) Frame: 15 3/4 x 21 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (40 x 55.2 x 4.4 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower right: "Stuart Davis"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1992.11.4
- Credit Line: Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
- Rights Statement: © artist or artist's estate
- Caption: Stuart Davis (American, 1892-1964). Landscape with Clay Pipe, 1941. Oil on canvas, 12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 1992.11.4. © artist or artist's estate
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)