Leon Polk Smith (1906-1996)
signed and dated 'Leon Polk Smith '61' (lower right)
paper collage on paper
37 x 24⅞in. (94 x 63.2cm.)
Executed in 1961
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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‘I am interested in the way space becomes distorted and multidimensional between, around and amongst the collage forms, which I place on the given or selected surface, without using any traditional means of accomplishing this, such as perspective, shading, etc. The fine line acts as a pleasingly disturbing element in aesthetic contrasts. Then by simplest of means this is to create the greatest amount of space, moving in all directions. Space being activated and disturbed in this manner becomes multidimensional.’
- Leon Polk Smith