Pearl Blauvelt. A Big Ben Colt Revolver Double Barrel. c. 1940

Pearl Blauvelt A Big Ben Colt Revolver Double Barrel c. 1940

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In the 1940s and 1950s Blauvelt created some eight hundred drawings on loose-leaf notebook paper and found materials. She appropriated imagery from shopping catalogs and illustrated furniture, clothing, and architecture from her everyday life. Blauvelt drew using her own flattened perspective and organized her selections through careful classifications, enhanced by a methodical layering of line.

Gallery label from Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing, March 26–July 7, 2008.
Colored pencil and pencil on colored paper wrapper
5 x 8 1/4" (12.7 x 21 cm)
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift
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© 2021 Pearl Blauvelt
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