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Shack

Elizabeth Murray

Contemporary Art

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.
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
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CAPTION Elizabeth Murray (American, 1940-2007). Shack, 1994. Lithograph on paper, 63 x 51 in. (160 x 129.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Alfred T. White Fund, 1996.94. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Courtesy Universal Limited Art Editions, Inc., 1996.94_Universal_Limited_Art_Editions.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1996.94_Universal_Limited_Art_Editions.jpg. Courtesy Universal Limited Art Editions, Inc.
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