Bob Duran

American, b. 1930, Salinas, California; d. 2005, New Jersey
Bob Duran


After working primarily in sculpture, Bob Duran switched to painting in 1970. This move separated Duran from his peers who rejected the illusionistic nature of painting and favored minimalist sculpture. While Duran embraced aspects of Minimalism by emphasizing the flatness and grid-like qualities of his canvases, he nonetheless maintained hesitant to embrace a single trend. In Untitled (1970), Duran uses the staining technique inspired by Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, and Kenneth Noland, of staining pigment onto a raw canvas to depict a red band traversing throughout the composition and around segments resembling jigsaw puzzle pieces.



Bob Duran, Untitled


Title: Untitled
Date: 1970
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 72 x 180.25 inches
Accession Number: P70.5.1
Location: North Concourse





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