Jack Bush

Pink with Border

21-22 October 1967
When Bush painted this canvas in October 1967, he had just opened an exhibition of his work at André Emmerich Gallery, New York. Clement Greenberg, the influential American art critic and Bush’s close friend, had criticized certain paintings in the show as being too formulaic and encouraged him to take more risks. We might understand this canvas as just such a risk – a highly successful one at that. With its large central field of pink and frame of overlapping bands in high-keyed colours, Pink with Border employs a compositional structure unique in Bush’s oeuvre.
Artist
Title
Pink with Border
Date
21-22 October 1967
Medium
Painting
Materials
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
205.7 x 275.6 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Bequest of Rosita Tovell, Victoria, 2014
Accession number
46476