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Untitled Drawing 3/22/2011 (recto)
Date: 2011
Artist: John Beech
American, born England, 1964
Dimensions: Image: 12 x 11 3/8 in. (30.5 x 28.9 cm) Support: 12 x 11 3/8 in. (30.5 x 28.9 cm) Mat: 16 1/4 × 20 1/4 in. (41.3 × 51.4 cm)
Medium: ink on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Lisa Neall Forman and Gabrielle Forman in memory of their parents, Irving and Natalie Forman, 2013
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.
Object Number: 2013.45.5a
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