Oil-type paint and mixed media on carved 3/8” hardwood veneer wood panel. Grain runs vertical on painted surface. Carved areas expose inner core running horizontal.
The Mirror depicts a rough, abstract rendering of a face formed by carving freehand into wood. In incorporating the techniques of puncturing and slashing that were his trademarks, this work is a reflection of the artist on many levels.
In black on stretcher brace, u.l.: 6436 / 36" x 36" In black on stretcher brace, u.r.: Oli Sihvonen 1962 / FenesTRA #7 / (GReen, Violet-Blue) In white chalk on stretcher brace, u.r.: 1563/6 71CM / S(...) [hidden by label] Label on stretcher brace, u.r.: 900.-- Label on stretcher brace, u.r.: STABLE GALLERY 33 EAST 74TH STREET NEW YORK 21 / ARTIST OLI SIHVONEN / TITLE FENESTRA #7 / DATE 1962 / SIZE 36" X 36" / MEDIUM OIL ON CANVAS / PRICE $600.00
Inscribed l.r.: Morris Inscribed verso u.r.: No. 8/George L.K. Morris/ 1962 Verso: Signed in charcoal u.r.--No. 8 George L.K. Morris 1962 One sticker center--shipped by Wingate and Johnston 8 Rue d'Enghiem Paris G. Morris New York, No.8 Made in France