Black-White Duet with Red, 1953

Circular Tondo, black and white shape pattern fitting together perfectly. The pattern is cropped tightly by the circle, one of the white edges is replaced with a primary red triangle. The overall feel of the work is a little tense.
Oil on canvas
39½ in. / 100.3 cm. (diameter)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Museum Purchase with funds provided by Edward R. Downe, Jr., 1982.