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Girl in Blue Jeans: Back View

Contemporary Art

On View: Great Hall, South, 1st floor
This print is from a series by George Segal featuring male and female figures wearing blue jeans, often with T-shirts rendered in bright pops of color. Their bodies are seen close up and cropped, and appear as if pressed against the picture’s surface: torsos and hips emerge from the inky black background. Here, the artist focused on a woman’s blue-jean-clad bottom, with both soft ground etching and aquatint used to describe her sensual form. Though Segal is associated with Pop art, his works have a mysterious psychological quality that distinguishes him from others in the movement.
MEDIUM Soft ground and aquatint on paper
DATES 1975
DIMENSIONS sheet: 39 x 27 3/4 in. (99.1 x 70.5 cm) image: 26 3/4 x 22 1/4 in. (67.9 x 56.5 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right in pencil: "George Segal '75"
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed lower right in pencil: "11/55"
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, South, 1st floor
EXHIBITIONS
ACCESSION NUMBER 84.271.3
EDITION Edition: 11/55
CREDIT LINE Gift of Carroll Janis
RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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CAPTION George Segal (American, 1924-2000). Girl in Blue Jeans: Back View, 1975. Soft ground and aquatint on paper, sheet: 39 x 27 3/4 in. (99.1 x 70.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Carroll Janis, 84.271.3. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.271.3_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 84.271.3_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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George Segal (American, 1924-2000). <em>Girl in Blue Jeans: Back View</em>, 1975. Soft ground and aquatint on paper, sheet: 39 x 27 3/4 in. (99.1 x 70.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Carroll Janis, 84.271.3. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.271.3_PS9.jpg)