Peter Halley, The Acid Test, 1991–92. Synthetic polymer on canvas, 90 1/8 × 182 5/16 in. (228.9 × 463.1 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Louis and Bessie Adler Foundation Inc. and the Painting and Sculpture Committee 92.28a-d
In this video, Peter Halley discusses his painting The Acid Test. Halley references technology, the city grid, and prisons as influences on his iconography. He also discusses his use of Day-Glo paint to express the ecstatic, euphoric feeling that went into the work.
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