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The Ascension

Artist:
Frederick J. Brown (American, born Greensboro, Georgia 1945–2012 Scottsdale, Arizona)
Date:
1982
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
108 x 84 in. (274.3 x 213.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Edith C. Blum Fund, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.259
Not on view
[Marlborough Gallery, New York, 1983; sold to MMA]

Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale. "New Narrative Painting: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," February 9–26, 1984, no. 7.

Oaxaca. Museo Rufino Tamayo. "New Narrative Paintings: Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November–December 1984, no. 6.

Mexico City. Museo Rufino Tamayo. "Nueva Pintura Narrativa: Coleccion del Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York," November 1–December 31, 1984, no. 6.

New York. Studio Museum in Harlem. "Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues, and Other Icons," April 23–June 29, 2003 (fig. 11).

Grace Glueck. "The Met Makes Room for the 20th Century." New York Times (September 18, 1983), p. H30.

Lisa M. Messinger in "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1983–1984. New York, 1984, p. 97, ill.

Lisa M. Messinger. Nueva Pintura Narrativa: Coleccion del Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York. Exh. cat., Museo Rufino Tamayo. Mexico City, 1984, pp. 20, 41, ill.

Lowery S. Sims in The 1980s: A New Generation, American Paintings and Sculptors. Exh. brochure, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1988, p. 4, ill. (pictured with artist).

Lowery Stokes Sims. Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues, and Other Icons. Exh. cat., Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Kansas City, Mo., 2002, pp. 21–22, fig. 11 (color).



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