Modern and Contemporary Art
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Artist: Al Held, American, 1928–2005

Volta VIII

1978

Acrylic on canvas

unframed: 121.92 x 121.92 cm (48 x 48 in.)
Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935, Collection
2008.19.770
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Andre Emmerich Gallery, 5/3/78

Bibliography: 

John Caldwell, “Sum of Show’s Disparate Parts are Whole,” New York Times (October 12, 1980).

Richard Armstrong, Al Held (New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1991), fig. 71.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 208–9, ill.

Jennifer Farrell et al., Get There First, Decide Promptly: The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 240, 243, fig. 3.

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