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Elizabeth Murray

Contemporary Art

In Shack, Elizabeth Murray takes apart the structure of a house, simultaneously showing its interior and exterior, the cobblestone path leading to it, and a window through which the sun is visible. Although her art usually grows out of everyday experiences, she made this print after one of her paintings, working from a Polaroid image. Irregularly shaped, with overlapping planes and elements that project from the surface, Shack explores the creative possibilities in transferring a work from canvas, and pushes the boundaries of printmaking, while maintaining the artist’s signature cartoon-like style.
MEDIUM Lithograph on paper
DATES 1994
DIMENSIONS 63 × 51 in. (160 × 129.5 cm) frame: 69 1/2 × 55 × 3 7/8 in. (176.5 × 139.7 × 9.8 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed lower right: "1994"
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
CREDIT LINE Alfred T. White Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Elizabeth Murray (American, 1940–2007). Shack, 1994. Lithograph on paper, 63 × 51 in. (160 × 129.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Alfred T. White Fund, 1996.94. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.94_PS20.jpg)
EDITION Edition: 33/60
IMAGE overall, 1996.94_PS20.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2023
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