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Mariposa Nocturna by Alan Reynolds

Mariposa Nocturna by Alan Reynolds
Accession Code: wu0568
Title: Mariposa Nocturna
Date completed: 1969
Medium: Prints
Location Name: University House
Location Description: Executive Suite

This screen-print by Reynolds reflects the more austerely abstract phase of his practice from 1968 onwards when stark, white constructed reliefs became the hallmark of his oeuvre. Though the title of the print references a living creature – the Spanish for ‘moth’ (literally ‘night-time butterfly’) – the image is reduced to an abstract geometry of simplified shapes which, partly through the influence of Mondrian, provided the vocabulary for the artist’s work until his death.