Things We Like: Charles Demuth’s “I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold”

Charles Demuth I Saw the Figure 5This favorite of ours from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York occupies a small gallery hidden in a far corner of the museum. While seemingly dwarfed by the Met’s glorious international holdings, this sparkling example of American modernism triumphs with bold, common imagery placed into a spiraling, slashing, charging composition that radiates with the the frenzy of the city street. Simply magical.