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24 x 30 1/2 in. (61 X 77.47 cm.)
Painting / Mixed Media
Acrylic and silver leaf on paper marouflaged onto canvas with gesso and gelatin
From the Cognitos Series
Titled, dated, and signed in ink on the reverse: Makh ’84 /June Wayne ©
Canvas constructed by Douglass Howell; previously painted as Pewter Byte. Made to be hung in any of four directions.
The title refers to W. MacNeil Lowry, program officer at the Ford Foundation when it funded the Tamarind Lithography Workshop (1960-1970). Lowry saw the potential in Wayne's plans for a workshop providing residences for artists to work with master lithographers from France, this at a time when California was mostly regarded as a backwater by most East Coast cultural opinion molders.. Through his efforts, Lowry helped make the Ford Foundation America's largest nongovernmental arts patron and the first foundation to support dance. The effects of his cultural campaigning were so great that Lincoln Kirstein, a co-founder of the New York City Ballet, called him "the single most influential patron of the performing arts that the American democratic system has produced."
Armstrong Gallery, 1984; MB Abram Galleries, 2018