Red X
Irregularly-shaped, off-white rectangles are scattered over a white surface. A thin expanse of black with a torn edge crosses the top of the composition. A large darkly-colored rectangle fills the bottom right-hand corner. Overlapping the upper left-hand corner of this is a form comprised of torn and cut rectangular shapes in yellow, green, pink, purple, and blue. In the center of the composition is an irregular square configuration of green and black with two strips of red crossed on top to form an “X.”

Artwork: 2008.4.1

Red X

Mixed media, paper on masonite

12 x 10 inches
Gift of John Urbain
John Urbain, Red X, 1988. Collage on masonite. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of the Artist.