Mira Schendel (Myrrha Dagmar Dub)
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This work was discovered after Mira Schendel's death by her daughter. Comprised of 92 white-on-white monotypes and one black monotype, the installation is the culmination of Schendel's graphic objects series that launched her international career in 1964. The monotype technique she used consisted of spreading the paper over a smooth surface covered with paint and marking it on the back with some type of instrument. The sheets were then grouped, pressed between two sheets of acrylic, and suspended in order to be viewed from both sides. Although suggestive of writing, they are not intended to be read but rather experienced as texture and light.
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Mira Schendel (Myrrha Dagmar Dub), Brazilian, born Switzerland, 1919–1988
- 93 rice paper monotypes framed by plexiglass sheets and hung with acrylic thread
- Dimensions variable
- Credit Line
Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund
- Current Location
- Not on view
- Accession Number
The artist; [Galleria Millan, São Paulo]; sold to MFAH, 2004.