Charles Arnoldi, Presents with Secrets, 1980, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1980, Charles Arnoldi, Gift of Gerald and Katie Peters, 2001.57A-D
The lengths of wood reminded him of drawn or painted lines, and Arnoldi realized that he had found a way to emulate his abstract-expressionist heroes. He carefully plotted a network of branches to look like random, crosshatched brushstrokes. Presents with Secrets evokes a painting, a sculpture, a shelter, and a child's ritual of pickup sticks, and conveys a sunny optimism often associated with Southern California culture.
Exhibition Label, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006
Presents with Secrets
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96 x 96 x 96 in. (243.8 x 243.8 x 243.8 cm)
© 1980, Charles Arnoldi
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Gift of Gerald and Katie Peters
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