Malevich’s ‘The White Cross’, 1927
Gloss and Matte Black Acrylic on Baltic Ply Frame
Edition of 5
10 x 10 ft
In 1927, Malevich painted a white cross on a white background, creating an iconic abstract composition that has been replicated in homage many times since, including most poignantly by Ad Reinhardt, in black, during the last years of his life. This, the latest work by the artist, shows the direction toward abstracting his own work. The meaning comes from the minimalist reference to the original with no layering of text. The material itself is the transmediation of the original.