Untitled (Study for Venezia Blu)

Untitled (Study for Venezia Blu)

Photo by Chuck Heiney

In the late 1960s, Beverly Pepper's style developed more towards a Minimalist vocabulary wherein geometry, particularly the square, plays role as a prominent design element. This study is among the finest of the period, and it is apparent that Pepper is working out the composition and potential use of color. The resulting sculpture was acquired for the renowned Nasher family collection in Dallas. This was an early moment when Pepper's work was first being collected by museum curators and important private collectors across the United States and Europe. 

Beverly Pepper, Untitled (Study for Venezia Blu) 1968. 20 x 27 ¼ inches. Ink and charcoal on paper Gift of the artist