Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
December 18, 2018 - ongoing

Newly acquired by the Met in 2017, Hedda Sterne’s New York #2 (1953) is exhibited for the first time in this major ongoing exhibition. In the museum’s audio guide, curator Kelly Baum draws attention to Sterne’s fascination with the urban environment, including a clip of the artist describing how her artistic practice was influenced by her immigration to New York in 1941.

Hedda Sterne,  New York #2 , 1953, oil on canvas, 78 × 34-1/8 x 1 in. (198.1 × 86.7 x 2.5 cm); Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Purchase, Gift of Samuel Dretzin, by exchange, Bequest of Gioconda King, by exchange, Rogers Fund, by exchange, Funds from various donors, by exchange, and Gift of Chauncey Stillman, by exchange, 2017 | © The Hedda Sterne Foundation, Inc. | Licensed by ARS, New York, NY

Hedda Sterne, New York #2, 1953, oil on canvas, 78 × 34-1/8 x 1 in. (198.1 × 86.7 x 2.5 cm); Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Purchase, Gift of Samuel Dretzin, by exchange, Bequest of Gioconda King, by exchange, Rogers Fund, by exchange, Funds from various donors, by exchange, and Gift of Chauncey Stillman, by exchange, 2017 | © The Hedda Sterne Foundation, Inc. | Licensed by ARS, New York, NY