Legal Pad Sheet


Alex Hay ( American, 1930 )

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General Description

Alex Hay, who was active in New York's Pop Art scene in the 1960s, aggrandizes the familiar characteristics of household objects. Hay's precise attention to detail is visible in this comically enlarged legal pad sheet's evenly torn top, thick ink lines, and unmistakable shade of yellow. Despite its size, the sheet maintains a quality of lightness. Legal Pad Sheet is part of this largely forgotten artist's small but notable body of Pop Art.

Excerpt from

Anna Katherine Brodbeck, ed., TWO X TWO X TWENTY: Two Decades Supporting Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art), 2018, 155.