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Harriet Kline (1916-2010)

Anatomy of a Flower (c. 1970s/1980s)

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Mixed media collage
18″ x 21.5″
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This item was donated by Thomas Kline.

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About The Work

Harriet Kline uses rectangles as a repetitious unit in order to create a black, void background for her examination. The gaps between the rectangles separate the individual parts and emphasize the flower, while contributing to the overall mosaic-like composition of the piece. Disparate forms speckled with grey simulate the elements—perhaps snow, wind, or rain. The viewer is left with an impression of a specimen splayed out for dissection, hence the title, Anatomy of a Flower. Dusty pink petals are arranged in a ring, their rounded and folded curves contrasted by the sharp and frayed green sepals that frame them laterally. At the center of the piece is not a petal, but another sepal or stamen surrounded by very fine spattering, suggestive of pollen within the bud, shielded by the corolla.

~ Gabrielle Discafani, Student at Rutgers University, Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, Center for Art Law Spring 2021 Graduate Intern.

Harriet Kline

, 1916-2010

Harriet Kline expressed herself in the abstract and semi-abstract styles, as the New York Times once noted. Known for her collages, sculptures, and mixed media pieces, Kline also constructed her own canvases and painted in oil and watercolor. Some of her most notable works incorporated shredded currency, which, at one time, she trademarked as her “Moneyworks.”
International recognition has been given to Kline and her work, which has been featured in various museums and galleries, including New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, the Kupferstichkabinett in Germany, and the Katonah Museum of Art. Even financial institutions and storefronts have collected and exhibited Kline’s work because of its captivating and provocative quality.
In 1938, Kline received a Bachelor’s degree at Hunter College, and she continued to nurture her lifelong passions at the School of Art Studies, the China Institute, and the Art Students’ League in New York. She gained recognition in the city and into other regions of New York state, particularly in her home of Scarsdale.
Kline was key in fostering a deep appreciation for art in her family. In particular, her son, Thomas, who now practices at Cultural Heritage Partners, has received recognition for his legal contributions to art repatriation efforts in Cyprus and Germany.

Harriet Kline

1916-2010

Harriet Kline expressed herself in the abstract and semi-abstract styles, as the New York Times once noted. Known for her collages, sculptures, and mixed media pieces, Kline also constructed her own canvases and painted in oil and watercolor. Some of her most notable works incorporated shredded currency, which, at one time, she trademarked as her “Moneyworks.”
International recognition has been given to Kline and her work, which has been featured in various museums and galleries, including New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, the Kupferstichkabinett in Germany, and the Katonah Museum of Art. Even financial institutions and storefronts have collected and exhibited Kline’s work because of its captivating and provocative quality.
In 1938, Kline received a Bachelor’s degree at Hunter College, and she continued to nurture her lifelong passions at the School of Art Studies, the China Institute, and the Art Students’ League in New York. She gained recognition in the city and into other regions of New York state, particularly in her home of Scarsdale.
Kline was key in fostering a deep appreciation for art in her family. In particular, her son, Thomas, who now practices at Cultural Heritage Partners, has received recognition for his legal contributions to art repatriation efforts in Cyprus and Germany.

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