Mid-Century Art + Design - San Francisco

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

William Dole - In the Mirror

This piece was exhibited by the Pasadena Art Museum in its "California Collage" show in 1962. This collage is later in the history of abstract expressionism, but it's as good an example of pure composition as I've ever seen. This is what abstraction is supposed to be - great choices, placement, and balance. Based on this alone, Dole should be mentioned with the greats of California abstraction - Diebenkorn, Kuhlman, Corbett, Dugmore, and others.