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Alanna Heiss & Jarl Mohn Discuss Marcia Hafif’s An Extended Gray Scale

May 22, 2020

Recording: Alanna Heiss & Jarl Mohn Discussion and Q&A
As part of the second edition of FM Forward featuring American artist Marcia Hafif, Alanna Heiss, founder of P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center (now MoMA PS1) and Clocktower Productions, and Jarl Mohn, avid collector and NPR President Emeritus, joined us for a special discussion and Live Q&A on Hafif’s monumental 1972-73 work, An Extended Gray Scale.

In case you missed it, we are pleased to share this recording of the May 20th virtual event.
Questions and answers from the event are also posted online — click here to read.

About An Extended Gray Scale (1972-73)
In An Extended Gray Scale, a work that occupied the artist for nearly a year, Hafif painted gradations from black to white. Painting as many gradations she could distinguish, she completed a total of 106 22 x 22 inch oil paintings on standard cotton canvases. In the 2015 edition of Unlimited at Art Basel, Fergus McCaffrey presented the monumental work, in its entirety for the first time ever.