No. 3 - 1957 (Primary Title)
New York seemed to me at the time like a giant carousel in continuous motion—on many levels—lines approaching swiftly and curving back again forming an intricate ballet of reflections and sounds. —Hedda Sterne
Sterne grew up in the midst of the Romanian avant-garde in the 1920s. She traveled to Paris frequently in the 1930s, immersing herself in Surrealism before relocating to New York in 1941. There she quickly became active in the circle of exiled European artists and the younger generation of American artists who later became Abstract Expressionists. In the early 1950s, Sterne began painting with the newly invented aerosol spray, discovering that its speed and ease of movement paired with the paint’s diffuse, blurred edges effectively translated the sensation of the pulsating city environments she depicted.
March 1963 - Loan to Mary Baldwin College
January - July, 1962 - Loan to exhibition at Birmingham Museum of Art
January - March, 1960, Loan to Washington & Lee University
June 18 - August 31, 1958 "New Accessions, USA", Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
March 28-April 27, 1958 "American Painting 1958" VMFA
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