Dorothy Dehner

Fortissimo

1993
19' 4" x 4' 6" x 4' 6"
fabricated aluminum painted black
Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Judith Rothschild Foundation, and Gift of the Dorothy Dehner Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 2003.4

(1901–1994)
Worked in New York, NY

Although Dorothy Dehner is associated with the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists, she did not receive recognition for her achievements until the 1960s. More info...

Tap below to hear Joan Marter, Dorothy Dehner scholar, talk about Dehner as a constructivist:

Tap below to hear Joan Marter, Dorothy Dehner scholar, talk about Fortissimo as a later piece:

Tap below to hear Joan Marter, Dorothy Dehner scholar, talk about the reassessment of Modernist sculptors:

Tap below to hear Paula Wizotski, scholar, talk about the title Fortissimo:

Tap below to hear Paula Wizotski, scholar, talk about Fortissimo as a totem:

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