Discipline the Painter

Jay DeFeo, The Rose, 1958–66. Oil with wood and mica on canvas, 128 7/8 × 92 1/4 × 11 in. (327.3 × 234.3 × 27.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art

It took 8 years to finish and weighs a ton.

In 1965 she was evicted from her apartment in San Francisco and had to move the mammoth work. Portions of the wall from this apt are still supporting the piece.

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