Structure Nine, by Virginia Jaramillo, March 5, 1965

Virginia Jaramillo Structure Nine, March 5, 1965

Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Dimensions: 60 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 2 in. (153.7 x 110.5 x 5.1 cm)
Credit Line: Collection of the artist. Photo by Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

The highly textured surface of Structure Nine is reminiscent of the materiality of the earthworks that were being created around this time. Virginia Jaramillo created the painting in her backyard while living in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts with her husband, the artist Daniel LaRue Johnson.

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"Structure Nine." Now Dig This! Art in Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2016.