Pantone’s naming of Ultra Violet as the 2018 color of the year seems as good a reason as any to celebrate all things purple from our permanent collection. What are some of your favorite purple works? Here are some of ours:
Stella, Joseph, Vesuvius, ca. 1915-ca. 1920, Watercolor and pencil on paper 9 1/2 x 13 1/4 in.; 24.13 x 33.655 cm. Gift of Jennifer and Alan Pensler in memory of Leslie Pensler, 1997; © 2008 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Augustus Vincent Tack, Time and Timelessness (The Spirit of Creation), between 1943 and 1944. Oil on canvas, 39 1/4 x 85 1/4 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, Acquired 1948
Childe Hassam, Mt. Beacon at Newburgh, 1916. Oil on wood panel, 6 3/8 x 9 3/4 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, Gift of Marjorie Phillips, 1985
Philip Guston, Native’s Return, 1957. Oil on canvas, 64 7/8 x 75 7/8 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, Acquired 1958