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Circle Variation #2

Theodore Roszak

(Poznan, Poland, 1907 - 1981, New York)

1938

Metal, wood, plastic, and paint

12 3/4 in. x 24 in. x 2 1/4 in. (32.39 cm x 60.96 cm x 5.72 cm)

Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Sisler McFawn Foundation

1977.17

More Information

Although plastic is probably the most commonly found polymer material, it was seldom incorporated in art until the 1960s. Some European artists, however, began using it as early as 1920. When Roszak incorporated plastic into this work in 1938, he was among the first American artists to do so.

Marks

signed and dated LR on box frame, recto

Keywords
Abstract art
American
Metal
Plastic
Sculpture
Wood