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Untitled No. 89

Howardena Pindell (American, born 1943)

Howardena Pindell created this work from thousands of small circular bits of paper—pieces left behind after using a hole punch. Pindell’s work with paper dots is deeply labor intensive: she carefully and patiently punched, collected, and painted these small dots, and then affixed them to a board with thread embellished with glitter. The colorful circles protrude as they interact with the flecks of glitter to create a luminous effect, reminiscent of Georges Seurat’s pointillist paintings, which Pindell studied closely while working at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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