{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 524, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/524", "Disp_Access_No" : "1975.2", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "0", "_Disp_End_Date" : "0", "Disp_Title" : "Table with Roman Colors", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "James Lechay", "Sort_Artist" : "Lechay, James", "Disp_Dimen" : "40 x 50 in. (101.6 x 127 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "40 in.", "Disp_Width" : "50 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "James Lechay played a notable role in the tradition of avant-garde painting in New York City, where his circle of friends included Milton Avery, Mark Rothko, and Arshile Gorky, and later in the Midwest, where he taught at the University of Iowa for nearly three decades. “A serious painter is what I like,” he said in an interview in 1995 at the age of 89. “Whether I like his work or not has nothing to do with it, but I like the fact that he’s serious and struggling and trying to find something. A carefully done, precise, boring rendition copy, that shows no search, I’m not interested in that, and I don’t think that goes anywhere. But the person who has all the wonderful mistakes of a human being, his work is wonderful because it has wonderful errors in it, it’s full of life. I mean that a cadaver is perfect, it doesn’t make any mistakes, but it’s also dead.” [Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]", "Dedication" : "Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Childe Hassam Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Copyright Assigned to MAG", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Curator from American Academy of Arts and Letters called to say by terms of the gift to MAG, they should have been notified before works given by them to MAG were deaccessioned (we sent informational letter right after 52.38 Bosa was deaccessioned in April 2017). She asked about other two works given by AAAL, which were still at MAG (75.2 Lechay and 79.40 Sharrer). If those are deaccessioned, AAAL should be consulted first. --KSchauber, Curatorial Research Ass''t, 5-25-2017", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/75.2_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/75.2_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/75.2_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/75.2_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "17992", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }