Accession Number: C.2012.391.2
Dimensions: 106 in X 104 in
Dimensions (Metric): 269.24 cm X 264.16 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the Mulhern family, courtesy of CYNTHIA-REEVES
Painting titled Ash #2/125C by Michael Mulhern from his Ash Road series. The painting is made with oil and aluminum paint on gessoed paper adhered to canvas.
Michael Mulhern is known for his large monochromatic works on stressed paper or raw canvas. He enlivened the surfaces of his paintings with metallic pigments, creating texture by daubing, dripping, and dissolving his paints. For many years he lived and worked in a loft on Cedar Street near the World Trade Center. Michael Mulhern began the paintings of the Ash Road series before the attacks. After 9/11, Mulhern returned to the series, incorporating ash from the collapsed Twin Towers that had filled his apartment.