Michael Gallagher, Untitled

Available for “Adoption” through the Adopt an Artwork Program

Michael Gallagher is a Californian artist (b. 1945) who received his MFA from Yale. His work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This large, expressive painting was donated in 1995 and is comprised of layers of paint and epoxy, as well as some airbrushing, in order to create a three-dimensional, brush stroke effect.

The frame and supports, in addition to two layers of glazing, make this painting extremely heavy. It is in need of conservation to reframe and seal it properly, and also to replace the outer Plexiglas. The total treatment cost for this painting is approximately $1,500 to $2,000.

Michael Gallagher, Untitled, 1983, acrylic and epoxy on wood, gift of Michael Fuchs, Union College Permanent Collection, © Michael Gallagher