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Art Green, Examine the Facts, Consider the Options, Apply the Logic, 1965/66

Images of Art Green, Examine the Facts, Consider the Options, Apply the Logic

A man in a white shirt and tie and dark pants sits on a multicolor model of a miniature town that takes up the fore and middle-ground of a landscape of grass and night sky.
  1. Long In this painting, a man wearing dress clothes—black pants, loafers, a white button-up and tie—sits on a swivel chair and pensively rests his chin on his hand while crossing his legs. He sits atop a structure that forms part of a multicolor compound resembling a sprawling miniature town. This town is composed of numerous open stairways, arches, courtyards, a smoke stack, and pillars, and it is characterized by multicolored surfaces (in red, orange, green, purple, and blue) and hard edges. Two tall structures bearing the portraits of two men loom over the self-contained environment. The man and the small world he contemplates reside in a dark landscape of green grass and night sky. A many ringed circle of different light blues interrupts the darkness to form a halo backdrop of the seated man's bust.
Art Green, American, b. 1941
Examine the Facts, Consider the Options, Apply the Logic, 1965/66
Oil and acrylic on canvas
67 ¾ × 104 13/16 in. (172.1 × 266.2 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Dennis Adrian and Phyllis Kind in honor of the artist, 2001.7

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago