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Catalog Number X1968.07.05
Title UNTITLED
Object Name Drawing
Artist Gorky, Arshile
Dimensions H-15.5 W-12 inches
Medium Ink on Paper Napkin Mounted on cardboard
Date c. 1944
Notes Ink drawing of peasant man's profile from shoulders up. This simple line drawing depicts a portrait in profile. Every seam-the hairline, the folds of the eyelids, the brow, chin and neck- is rendered with an unnerving precision and attention so that the overall effect is disquieting. Especially so are the tiny hairs around the scalp and the frill collar punctuated with one button at the neck.

Drawn on unframed embossed napking mounted on cardboard.
Search Terms Poindexter Collection
Portrait
Art