Larry Zox

Orange Time


Not on display

Larry Zox 1936–2006
Acrylic paint on canvas
Support: 2235 × 2489 mm
Purchased 1968

Catalogue entry

Larry Zox born 1936

T01080 Orange Time 1965

Not inscribed
Acrylic on canvas, 88 x 98 (223.5 x 249)
Purchased from the artist through the Kornblee Gallery (Mara Savic Bequest) 1968
Exh: Larry Zox, Kornblee Gallery, New York, December 1966 (no catalogue); The Visual Assault, 1967, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia, November-December 1967 (46)
Repr: Ronald Alley, Recent American Art (London 1969), pl.30

Mrs Leonard V. Kornblee, who was Zox's dealer at this period, supplied the following note on this work (6 July 1973):

'Orange Time belongs to the Arrow Spectrum series ... The paintings all had a thrusting energy, and included as well the faulted or up-ended corner triangles. I think of them as wrenched up monoliths ... There were quite a few really strong paintings in the Arrow Spectrum series, and the most sophisticated were the last, i.e. the "Time Paintings" of which I think you have the very finest. There were also Fast Time, and Green Time, which painting had tagging along to it several excellent studies which were in themselves beautifully realized paintings ...

'All these paintings were mulling around in Larry's head in drawing or small gouache on paper paintings during all of 1964. In the Autumn of that year, he went to a small college in rural western Pennsylvania, and while he was there (in the role of Visiting Artist) he painted about a dozen really strong paintings. Upon returning to New York, and during early 1965, the Time Paintings were made.

In the summer of 1965, Larry used the gallery as his studio ... While he worked here, he painted a few variants of the "Time Paintings" and a terrific long painting called Big Bang which is bound to turn up some time in short history.

'Scissors Jack paintings were the next progression after the paintings I've been talking about.'

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.770-1, reproduced p.770

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