Marcia Hafif

Marcia Hafif

b. 1929
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Before starting graduate school at the University of California, Irvine in 1969, Marcia Hafif had already made her name internationally with her subtle, largely monochromatic paintings. But on starting her MFA she decided to set painting aside and experiment with photography and film. The role she assumed in her work in these media was that of a passive observer or voyeur, and she was much inspired by avant-garde filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Godard. Hafif divides her time between Laguna Beach and New York..

Colony Kitchen
Gelatin Silver print, six parts, 1970
8 x 10 inches
Edition one of three
Gift of the artist
2012.013.001-.006
2004.001.001_Marcia Hafif_Indian Yellow_Thumb Indian Yellow
Oil on canvas, 1995
12 x 12 inches
Gift of Jayne and Mark Murrel
2004.001.001
2004.001.002_Marcia Hafif_Rose Madder Deep_Thumb Rose Madder Deep
Oil on canvas, 1995
12 x 12 inches
Gift of Jayne and Mark Murrel
2004.001.002
2004.001.003_Marcia Hafif_Ultramarine Blue_Thumb Ultramarine Blue
Oil on canvas, 1995
12 x 12 inches
Gift of Jayne and Mark Murrel
2004.001.003