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Untitled No. 5

Michael Heizer (1944)
Untitled No. 5, 1975

Polyvinyl and latex on canvas, 120 x 72 in.
Sammlung DaimlerChrysler

Untitled No. 5 belongs to Heizer's second period of painting, which he took up again after working exclusively on Land Art projects between 1967 and 1972. The large, vertical canvas presents the reciprocal opposition of a symmetrical monochrome color plane and a pale ground, causing the inner field and the surrounding frame to engage in a competitive relationship. The colored area defines the colorless frame that, in turn, is given a second circumferential line by the outer edges of the canvas. As a result, the red field appears detached, as though floating, creating the effect of spatial depth. Linearity, regularity, unity and perfection are the structural principles of Heizer's paintings, which correspond to his so-called “Earth Works.”

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