Lee Bontecou, American, born 1931
Graphite, with traces of erasing, on cream wove paper
268 x 390 inches
Acquired 1963
Since the 1980s, Jessica Stockholder has engaged in an ongoing dialogue about the possibilities of painting and the pictorial potential of sculpture with idiosyncratic pairings of found materials, architecture, and broad swaths of paint in vibrant colors. The Wall Street Journal deemed her “the reigning queen of the found object”, and explained how she “can give a single bare light bulb a classic purity and a crumpled parasol the weight of withdrawal.” Her pioneering site-specific interventions and autonomous floor and wall pieces have been described as “paintings in space.”