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Audrey Flack, Time to Save, 1979. Acrylic and oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery, Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund. © Audrey Flack

April 29, 2021

Gallery Acquires Still-Life Painting by Audrey Flack

Among the Gallery’s exciting new acquisitions is the Photorealist still-life painting Time to Save (1979) by Audrey Flack, B.F.A. 1952. What at first glance seems to be simply a colorful reinterpretation of a traditional vanitas painting—a genre of still life invented by 17th-century Dutch artists to ruminate on the transience of life—is altogether more surprising upon closer inspection.