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Christina Rosenberger on Robert Ryman





Robert Ryman’s earliest known painting is also one of his most anomalous: a 28 1/8-inch square canvas covered in orange oil paint—“such a shocking color,” as Ryman later observed of the painting, Untitled (Orange Painting) (1955/1959). “Of course it’s not all the same hue,” Ryman clarified. “There are many oranges in here, there are reds, light oranges, and dark yellows…there are many nuances and many oranges.”

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