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GPTS3

Amy Sillman

Contemporary Art

Amy Sillman worked on this exuberant collage in early 2020, amid the initial COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. As the months without access to her studio dragged on, the artist turned to painting still lifes of flowers in her home, then eventually began translating their botanical silhouettes and luminous colors into a series of improvised abstractions. The ebbs and flows of the visual layers and the expressive use of pigment create areas of sometimes recognizable forms, revealing Sillman’s interest in “the motion between the known and an abstract (but felt) unknown.”
MEDIUM Collage
DATES 2020
DIMENSIONS 26 7/8 × 20 in. (68.3 × 50.8 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed, dated and titled on verso
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
ACCESSION NUMBER 2020.19
CREDIT LINE Purchase gift of Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Amy Sillman (American, Detroit, MI, born 1955). GPTS3, 2020. Collage, 26 7/8 × 20 in. (68.3 × 50.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia, 2020.19. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2020.19_PS11.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2020.19_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2021
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © Amy Sillman
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Amy Sillman (American, Detroit, MI, born 1955). <em>GPTS3</em>, 2020. Collage, 26 7/8 × 20 in. (68.3 × 50.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia, 2020.19. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2020.19_PS11.jpg)