Adrian Piper. Drawings about Paper and Writings about Words #48. 1967

Adrian Piper Drawings about Paper and Writings about Words #48 1967

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Drawings about Paper and Writings about Words investigate visual perception over dozens of iterations. On sheets of ordinary notebook paper, Piper pasted and shaded blocks and borders of color that lend the page the appearance of spatial depth. In so doing, she turned pencil, crayon, pastel, and paper into the subjects of, rather than conduits for, the drawings, thereby challenging viewers to reconsider common drawing materials as compelling art objects in their own right.

Gallery label from Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016, 2018
Medium
Pencil on notebook paper in plastic sleeve with crayon
Dimensions
11 x 8 1/2" (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Credit
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift (purchase, and gift, in part, of The Eileen and Michael Cohen Collection)
Object number
2803.2005
Copyright
© 2021 Adrian Piper
Department
Drawings and Prints

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