Details

Title

Apples and Oranges

Artist/Maker

Judy Pfaff (American, born England, 1946)

Date

1986

Medium

Plastic laminates, painted steel, and wood

Dimensions

113 x 142 x 72 inches

Credit

Purchase with 20th-Century Art Acquisition Fund

Accession #

1989.47

On View

On View - Anne Cox Chambers Wing, Skyway, Gallery 422

Judy Pfaff’s monumental installation Apples and Oranges is a three-dimensional, abstract version of still-life painting. The colorful discs and hemispheres, suggestive of fruit bowls, seem to explode off the wall in defiance of gravity—and in wry reference to the spatial explorations of Paul Cézanne and the Cubists. Pfaff’s use of industrial materials, Day-Glo colors, and advertising signs reflects her interest in the vitality of everyday experiences and in Pop art.

Image Copyright

© Judy Pfaff/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York