Grace Hartigan

American, b. 1922, Newark, New Jersey; d. 2008, Baltimore, Maryland
Grace Hartigan


Grace Hartigan considered herself to be a “process artist,” preferring to create without any preparatory work or plan. The-The #1 is titled after The Man on the Dump, a poem by Wallace Stevens: “Where was it one first heard the truth? The the.” The result is a rich and lavish work dense with colors and shapes outlined in thick black lines. The-The #1 has hints of recognizable symbols or elements that became a staple of Hartigan’s work and resulted in artists labeling Hartigan, although she denied the association, as a prominent American Pop Artist.

The-The #1


Grace Hartigan, The-The #1


Title: The-The #1
Date: 1962
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 81 x 115.5 inches
Accession Number: P70.3.2
Location: Corning Tower Concourse Level









Empire State Plaza Art Collection


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