- Bertman, Sandra
- Date of entry: Sep-15-2005
- Last revised: Feb-18-2012
An empty, old, red chair sits at a three-quarter view. One leg is cut off by the painting's frame. The chair is the only subject visible in the foreground, suggesting that the room it occupies is empty. In the composition's center is a window with a stark black blind pulled nearly halfway down. The view outside the room reveals two windows in a building across the way. These windows are stacked vertically, one on top of the other, and are nearly identical in appearance.
The Neel estate has a comprehensive website: http://www.aliceneel.com/home/ with detailed biographical notes and a gallery of many paintings.
Patricia Hills, ed. Alice Neel. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.) 1983, p. 174