New York, East
15 May 2001
Grace Hartigan (b. 1922)
The Gallow Ball
signed and dated 'Hartigan '50' (lower right); signed and dated again, titled 'THE GALLOW BALL HARTIGAN '50' (on the reverse)
oil and collaged newspaper on canvas
38 x 50½ in. (96.5 x 128.3 cm.)
Painted in 1950
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Texas, Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Athens, Georgia Museum of Art and Charlotte, The Mint Museum of Art, Grace Hartigan: Thirty Years of Painting 1950-1980, February 1981-July 1981, no. 1.
The medium of this work is oil and collaged newspaper on canvas.
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