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Untitled

Virginia Jaramillo

Contemporary Art

Virginia Jaramillo’s minimal, curvilinear works reduce the painted image to its most essential elements: surface, color, and line. The pure field of pigment, which the artist describes as “a space filled with life and possibilities,” is enlivened by three precise brushstrokes that wind, divide, and intersect.

The same year Jaramillo painted this work, she was the sole Latinx painter included in The DeLuxe Show, one of the first racially integrated exhibitions of abstract art in the United States. She was also involved with the feminist journal Heresies and formed part of the editorial collective for a 1979 issue titled “Third World Women: The Politics of Being Other.”
MEDIUM Acrylic on canvas
DATES 1971
DIMENSIONS 84 1/8 × 72 1/8 in. (213.7 × 183.2 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
ACCESSION NUMBER 2017.12
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Frieze Brooklyn Museum Fund Supported by WME | IMG and LIFEWTR, gift of the Contemporary Art Committee, and William K. Jacobs, Jr. Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Virginia Jaramillo (American, born 1939). Untitled, 1971. Acrylic on canvas, 84 1/8 × 72 1/8 in. (213.7 × 183.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Frieze Brooklyn Museum Fund Supported by WME | IMG and LIFEWTR, gift of the Contemporary Art Committee, and William K. Jacobs, Jr. Fund, 2017.12. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Image courtesy of Hales Gallery, CUR.2017.12_HalesGallery_photograph.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.2017.12_HalesGallery_photograph.jpg. Image courtesy of Hales Gallery, 2017
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Virginia Jaramillo (American, born 1939). <em>Untitled</em>, 1971. Acrylic on canvas, 84 1/8 × 72 1/8 in. (213.7 × 183.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Frieze Brooklyn Museum Fund Supported by WME | IMG and LIFEWTR, gift of the Contemporary Art Committee, and William K. Jacobs, Jr. Fund, 2017.12. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Image courtesy of Hales Gallery, CUR.2017.12_HalesGallery_photograph.jpg)