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[Untitled] Web #3

Vija Celmins

Contemporary Art

Vija Celmins derives many of her images from photographs and is particularly interested in translating three-dimensional scenes to two-dimensional surfaces. Internationally known for her intensely realistic renditions of natural environments, the artist here also conveys a sense of abstraction and illusion. Celmins recently turned her attention to spiderwebs after making images of bodies of water, skies, and sandy deserts for many years. “Maybe I identify with the spider,” she once stated. “I’m the kind of person who works on something forever and then works on the same image again the next day.”
MEDIUM One color aquatint/drypoint
DATES 2002
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 20 1/8 x 24 3/16 in. (51.1 x 61.4 cm) Image: 15 x 19 in. (38.1 x 48.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Embossed lower right with Gemini chop
SIGNATURE Signed and dated lower right in graphite: "V. Celmins '02"
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
EDITION Edition: 27/65
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frank L. Babbott, Jr., by exchange
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CAPTION Vija Celmins (American and Latvian, born 1938). [Untitled] Web #3, 2002. One color aquatint/drypoint, Sheet: 20 1/8 x 24 3/16 in. (51.1 x 61.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frank L. Babbott, Jr., by exchange, 2003.35. © Vija Celmins
IMAGE overall, 2003.35.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2003
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[Untitled] Web #3