Esphyr Slobodkina

Honoring the Life and Art of a Pioneer of American Abstraction

The Last Countdown

The Last Countdown

Year: 1991
Type: Painting

Catalog #: SF_0012

Current Location:
Private Collection

Exhibition History:

Traveling exhibition Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction: Heckscher Museum of Art NY, 2009
Samuel P. Harn Museum, Gainesville, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida; Sheldon Museum of Art, Nebraska, 2009-2010

49 1/2 x 204 1/2

Signature / Artist Notation:
Recto: Esphyr Slobodkina 1991

Slobodkina painted this mural to celebrate her 80th birthday and to mark the completion of a new 45′ x 21′ studio at 409 west 8th Street, Hallandale, Florida. “The Last Countdown” was inspired by an elegantly illustrated catalog representing various art supplies in what she considered “a most sophisticated manner.” Slobodkina referred to “The Last Countdown” an epitaph for herself.