Viyé Diba (Senegalese, born 1954). <em>Red Escape II</em>, 1999. Cotton strip cloth, paint, sand, wood, metal
, 67 x 55 in. (170.2 x 139.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Elliot Picket, by exchange and Alfred T. White Fund, 2011.30. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Bonnie Morrison, courtesy of Contemporary African Art Gallery, CUR.2011.30_Contemporary_African_Art_Gallery_photo.jpg)

Red Escape II

Artist:Viyé Diba

Medium: Cotton strip cloth, paint, sand, wood, metal

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:1999

Dimensions: 67 x 55 in. (170.2 x 139.7 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 4H, SCR 17A

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 2011.30

Image: CUR.2011.30_Contemporary_African_Art_Gallery_photo.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A sculptural work, composed of strips of locally woven cotton cloth sewn together into a canvas, painted a rich red tone, with sand added to paint for textural depth. Six schematic shapes, of a rectangle with a triangle cut from one end, have been cut from cotton fabric and added in a row in the top of the canvas, painted yellow (a seventh shape is attached to the wood framing the work). A sculptural projection punctures the canvas at mid-level (attached to a wood cross-bar concealed in back), composed of cotton fabric and found wood, both painted yellow with sand texturing. The entire work is framed by pieces of found, weathered wood that have been assembled around the contour of the work. Condition: good.

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