Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Studies for Purposefully Abandoned Paintings

The drawings above were made for a series of un-stretched canvas oil paintings that were placed anonymously on building sites in the Lower East Side neighborhood in 1987.  I taped them up on those temporary plywood walls in hopes that random people would take them home and even cherish them, knowing full well that their more likely fate would be destruction. 
Below are some details of the drawings above, and then , lastly, two drawings from a few years earlier: a drawing of my father sleeping on the couch at about the age I am now and a drawing of myself naked in the act of drawing.

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