“My concerns as an artist exploring new concepts and aesthetic possibilities can only be compared to my interest in a more equitable distribution of cultural resources and its consequence in social change.” – José Urbach, 1976
Originally born in Poland, Urbach and his family immigrated to Colombia after escaping concentration camps during World War II. Upon moving to New York City, Urbach became an award-winning artist. While Urbach acknowledges that viewers can interpret his abstracted visuals independently, he admits that behind each work of art is a personal story from his early history.
Title: Reconstruction #2
Artist: Jose Urbach (b. 1940)
Medium: paper and plastic film collage with offset printing
Dimensions: 36 ½ x 28 ¼ inches
Accession Number: H77.73
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