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Untitled

Alvin Loving

(Detroit, Michigan, 1935 - 2005, New York, NY)

1973

Acrylic on canvas

105 in. x 88 in. (266.7 cm x 223.52 cm)

Purchased with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mohr and the Museum Acquisition Fund

1975.10

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Until 1971, Loving’s art was hard-edged, geometric and based on his fascination with illusionistic color effects. That year he saw an exhibition of patterned American quilts that had a dramatic influence on his work. Loving returned home, cut up his old canvases, learned to use a sewing machine and began stitching constructions. Soon, he began dying the fabric instead of painting it. Loving no longer considered himself a painter but rather an abstract sculptor who was challenging the distinctions between two and three-dimensional art.

Keywords
Abstract art
Acrylic
African American
American
Color
Fabric Arts