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Apples and Oranges

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Apples and Oranges

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Judy Pfaff
American, born England, 1946

Date

1986

Medium

Plastic laminates, painted steel, and wood

Accession #

1989.47

Dimensions

113 x 142 x 72 inches

Location

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

Description

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.

Credit

Purchase with 20th-Century Art Acquisition Fund

Image Copyright

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