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The Art of Romare Bearden

"At the Window" by Romare Bearden
Romare Bearden (1911B1988)
At the Window, 1971
Collage, mixed media
Prints & Photographs Division
Gift of the Ben and Beatrice Goldstein
Foundation (139.12)
[ Digital ID# ppmsca-05599 ]

This is one of two Romare Bearden collages that were collected by Ben and Beatrice Goldstein and subsequently acquired by the Library of Congress. Bearden's prints and drawings are also preserved in the Library's collections, offering further examples of the artist's use and mastery of multiple technical and visual languages. As a collagist, Bearden experimented with various image elements including a wide variety of papers and fabrics. He often abraded and hand-painted his surfaces to selectively alter texture, color, and composition.


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