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November Rust


Framed oil on canvas, horizontally oriented. Geometric composition. Canvas broken up into rectangles of color. Rims of canvas are grey/tan and solid in color. Rectangles of color contain many colors—“X”s of various colors overlap one another to give a “woven” effect to the rectangles. One is in the middle of the composition, defined by wave-like lines on a grey background. Framed in a wooden “box” frame with gold colored trim. Back of canvas, top, reads “Milen/(top) Nov. 1978/C1070/ “November Rust,” in black ink. Also, “Mul/590/$600” is written in pencil. Left side of the back reads, “Mullen/a1557 (crossed out)/(top)” in black ink.

Painted by Philip Mullen in 1978. Mullen is a renowned artist that has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His work is not only part of the permanent collections at McKissick Museum, but also the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., Brooklyn Museum in New York, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art in South Korea, among others. He specializes in the use of acrylic paints.

Piece is on loan from the McKissick Museum.

Located at room 221.

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