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Untitled (Music Drawing)
Date: circa 1990
Artist: Stuart Arends
American, born 1950
Dimensions: Image: 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (30.2 x 22.5 cm) Support: 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (30.2 x 22.5 cm) Frame: 22 1/2 x 19 3/16 x 1 1/8 in. (57.2 x 48.7 x 2.9 cm)
Medium: ink on music paper
Credit Line: Gift of Lisa Neall Forman and Gabrielle Forman in memory of their parents, Irving and Natalie Forman, 2013
Description: Stuart Arends ink-on-music-paper work expands the notion of what constitutes a drawing---and what constitutes a painting—by bridging the two. The piece is done in a reductive style with areas of ink covering the musical staffs of music paper. He moves the ink across the surface of the paper as a painter would paint on a canvas. Yet in working with ink on paper he is employing materials more conventionally associated with a drawing. At the same time, this work also complicates the visual with the suggestion of erased sound.
Object Number: 2013.45.1
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