Legno E Rosso 3
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1959.19
People
Alberto Burri, Italian (Citta di Castello, Umbria 1915 - 1995 Nice, France)
Title
Legno e rosso 3
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1956
Culture
Italian
Location
Level 1, Room 1200, Modern and Contemporary Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Painted canvas covered with lacquered bark
Dimensions
158.8 x 87.6 cm (62 1/2 x 34 1/2 in.)
framed: 160 x 89.6 x 3.6 cm (63 x 35 1/4 x 1 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Verso top right: Burri '56 Legno e Rosso 3
Provenance
G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1959.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. G. David Thompson, in memory of his son, G. David Thompson, Jr., Class of 1958
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
Accession Year
1959
Object Number
1959.19
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Paintings by Alberto Burri, exh. cat., Carnegie Institute (Pittsburgh, PA, 1957)

Alberto Burri: A Retrospective View 1948-1977, exh. cat., Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery (Los Angeles, CA, 1977), p. 30, no. 24, ill. (black and white)

Michel Oren, Combustione: Alberto Burri and America, X-TRA, Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism (Los Angeles, CA, 2011), 13, No. 4, pp. 46-52, p. 47, ill.

Exhibition History

Paintings by Alberto Burri, Arts Club of Chicago, 01/30/1958 - 03/07/1958; Albright Art Gallery, 04/08/1958 - 05/20/1958; San Francisco Museum of Art, 06/17/1958 - 08/03/1958; Carnegie Institute, 11/19/1957 - 12/29/1957

Alberto Burri: Retrospective, The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, 01/08/1978 - 03/19/1978; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, 03/30/1978 - 05/21/1978; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 06/15/1978 - 09/03/1978; Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, 09/25/1977 - 11/27/1977

Part Object Part Sculpture, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, 10/28/2005 - 02/26/2006

Combustione: Alberto Burri and America, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, 09/11/2010 - 12/18/2010

Re-View: European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2011 - 06/01/2013

Subjects and Contexts

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted