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Quartets Recording

Gladys Nilsson

1965

watercolor

12" x 13 1/2"

In her early work, Nilsson would pair male and female figures so each person would have a companion. In Quartets Recording, two quartets are gathered around a retro microphone—like the kind found in music recording studios—that hangs above their heads. The women all have their eyes fixed on the microphone, while the men keep their eyes closed.

Credit

The Bill McClain Collection of Chicago Imagism