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Untitled Drawing 3/23/2011 (recto)

Untitled Drawing 3/23/2011 (recto)

Artist: John Beech (American, born England, 1964)
Date: 2011
Medium: Ink on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 11 7/16 × 12 in. (29.1 × 30.5 cm)
Support: 11 7/16 × 12 in. (29.1 × 30.5 cm)
Classification: Drawing
Credit Line: Gift of Lisa Neall Forman and Gabrielle Forman in memory of their parents, Irving and Natalie Forman, 2013
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2013.45.6a
Description
John Beech is best known for his quirky sculptural objects, but he also creates two-dimensional works such photographs upon which he paints or tapes—often of industrial or suburban subjects. Beech also creates drawings, such as this double-sided work that the artist gifted to art collector Natalie Forman, after her husband Irving passed away. In a letter accompanying this drawing, the artist wrote: “I find an endless fascination with the immediacy and presence possible with works on paper/working on paper.” Here, his word play suggests a relationship in his artistic practice between a creation and the creating, a noun and a verb. Moreover, the note along with the immediacy of the drawings illustrates the close relationship between artist and patron.
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