Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Target game board

This 19th century game board looks somewhat modern to me, I guess because it's reminiscent of the target paintings of Kenneth Noland, who died in January at age 85. Noland, a native of Asheville, N.C., was prominent in the mid-century abstract Color Field movement, which produced paintings of flat shapes of solid color. He was married to Paige Rense, the former editor of Architectural Digest. Noland's painting pictured here, "The Other Side of Midnight," is courtesy abstract-art.com. The game board was made well before Noland was born. I don't know what game was played on the target side; the flip side is a conventional checkerboard with slots for the pieces.

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