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Barnett Newman

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Barnett Newman created deceptively simple works often characterized by large, even expanses of a single color punctuated by one or more vertical lines, which he called "zips".

One of the several works based on ancient Greek mythology,   Achilles (1952) does not feature a zip but rather a swath of red paint that moves down the canvas to end in a ragged edge.

1905 - 1970


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