Edwin Ruda

American, b. 1922, New York City, New York; d. 2014, New York City, New York
Edwin Ruda

 

As a leading member of the Park Place Group artist collective, Edwin Ruda’s “band paintings” of the 1960s and 70s gained population attention. His translucent, formless, and loose bands of color deviated from the hard-edged geometry of conventional minimalist art. In Tecumseh, the painting is displayed as tipped ninety degrees from the direction it was created, both making the paint appear to defy gravity and encouraging viewers to disregard borders, edges, and their own physical orientation when viewing the work.

Tecumseh

 

Edwin Ruda, Tecumseh

 

Title: Tecumseh
Date: 1969
Medium:  acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 74 x 154 inches
Accession Number: P70.2.2
Location: North Concourse

 

 

 

 

 

 

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