MASS MoCA Magnet: Barbara Prey Watercolor
Renowned watercolor artist Barbara Ernst Prey painted a monumental watercolor for MASS MoCA's expansion. Prey's work is 9 feet tall by 16 feet wide and depicts the interior of B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building just prior to the start of construction.
Best known for her plein air paintings, Prey’s commission sets a new benchmark for the size and scale of watercolor works on paper, among the most unforgiving combination of any painterly media. Her piece tackles the vast horizontal spread of the Wilson Building’s second floor, which comprises a full acre of floor area, with some 400 columns, hundreds of windows, and layers and layers of paint.
Magnet is 2.5" x 3.5"