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Susan Rothenberg

Bear Skin Rug, 1995

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Synthetic latex,
12 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 2” (31 x 32 x 5 cm),
cast by Art Foundry, Santa Fé,
Ed. 70/XX, signed and numbered

Ursa Minor. A miniature pelt as talisman rather than trophy.


“Susan Rothenberg always outlines, structures, isolates emotion. She has transformed the sounding-board of painting into a sound shape. … Breathing is metaphorically taken out of the painting and transferred to the subject matter. The painting is condensation, condensed in the subject matter, but the subject matter is not the prime mover of the painting. It joins the painting at the juncture of idea, immense feeling, and the necessity of painting.” Jean-Christophe Ammann Parkett No. 43, 1995