Abstraction No. 12

Ad Reinhardt, American, 1913 - 1967

Date:
1950

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
40 1/16 x 59 7/8 inches (101.8 x 152.1 cm)

Copyright:
© Estate of Ad Reinhardt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Curatorial Department:
Modern and Contemporary Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1978-177-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gerrish H. Milliken, 1978

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Abstraction No. 12 is a lyrical example of Ad Reinhardt's paintings from the early 1950s, dominated by horizontal and vertical brushstrokes that make up a loose grid structure. Reinhardt called works like this one his "brick paintings."