Titel: Original pen-and-ink, graphite and gouache ...
The drawing is in fine condition An exceptionally fine, large drawing, the tattoos drawn with blue pencil superimposed on a field of several male nudes drawn with black pencil. Among the tattooed names are Ken [Elmslie], Maxine [Groffsky], Marilyn [probably Marilyn Monroe, but plausibly Marilyn Mounts, a girl Brainard dated and kissed in some confusion in high school in Tulsa], Anne [Waldman], and Joe. A horse shoe dated 1972 suggests that the drawing was done towards the end of 1971, and conveys a wish for Good Luck for the New Year, as do several other images of good fortune, such as a wish-bone, a four leaf clover, the number 7, two dice showing cat’s eyes, and a run of aces. This drawing was included in the exhibition of Paintings by Joe Brainard at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah, May 13 – June 17, 1973, and sold to a private NYC collector in 1974 by the Fischbach Gallery, which represented Brainard from 1971-1975. Reviewing the show Joe Brainard: ‘The Erotic Work’ at Tibor de Nagy Gallery on March 30, 2007 in the New York Times, Benjamin Gennochio observed that "the best of Joe Brainard’s . . . works on paper – some of which are sexually explicit – combine a startling intimacy with a postmodern predilection for appropriation . . . gorgeous to look at are Untitled (Tattoo) and several of his other images of male torsos, covered in tattoos of roses, butterflies, hearts, skulls, birds, chains and the names of friends, lovers and admired poets. The tattoos give the torsos a firm, sculptural quality, but they also have a lightness of touch and a playfulness . . . Highly personal, even romantic, this is simple art by a gentle soul.". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 22461
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