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Dovetail Press

Hard Edge - 500 Piece Puzzle


A compact puzzle that’s apartment and weekend get-away friendly. In other words: no giant table, board, or weeks of time required!

Sized at 18 inches x 18 inches, each puzzle in this series features an original design inspired by influential art movements of the 20th century.  The below description is the brief history found on the back of the box.


Hard Edge Puzzle:

Hard-edge painting is a movement that started in 1950s California and eventually spread across the United States. Today the phrase is used to describe  a distinctive tendency within abstract painting that features clear compositions of geometric shapes combined with intense color and bold forms. The aesthetic was a departure from the “action painting” techniques of dribbling, splashing, or smearing paint onto canvas, which was popularized by artists such as Jackson Pollock. The goal was to bring more order and less personal projection to abstract painting. Notable artists who adopted the style include Frederick Hammersley, Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson and Frank Stella.

Puzzle artwork: “Cubicle” by Chris Santone

  • 500 Piece Puzzle
  • Box Dimensions: 5 in. x 10 in. x 2.5 in.
  • Puzzle Dimensions: 18 in x 18 in.
  • Designed in Brooklyn, NY, made in China