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Dorothy Dehner’s fascination with line and perspective is not only realized in her three-dimensional sculptures, but is also evident in her two-dimensional works on paper. Stepping away from sculpture, Calder often explored other mediums, frequently creating paper reliefs, like this late work 'Outer Space' from 1987. Through this medium, Dehner explores the principles of abstraction further.

Primarily exploring abstraction American artist Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994) was constantly experimenting with various mediums throughout her career working in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpting. Dehner originally went to school for dancing and acting, but after an influential trip to Europe she began to focus her study on art. Her early works were primarily paintings in the cubist style, but by the 1950's she began to explore the medium of sculpture. Since her death in 1994 her work has gone on to be exhibited at the Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (1999), the Kraushaar Galleries Inc, New York, NY (2001) among others.

Condition Issues:
Two small stains on lower right border. See images provided.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Soiling
Specific Areas Yes
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Area: Other area
Location: Lower right, Other location
Notes: stain marks on border, lower right
Degree: Moderate

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Acquired in 1989 from the artist directly.
  • Ships From: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 20 x 0.5 in. (30.48 x 50.8 x 1.27 cm.)

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