RARE WORKS-DRAWINGS

Each of these drawings begins as an extended series of randomly-placed, abstract marks and erasures. As additions and subtractions are made in layers, distinctive forms start to emerge. From here, lines may be sacrificed to serve emergent characteristics, and random is replaced with intent until the drawing comes alive.

Contemporaneous with my Firepaintings, these drawings serve as a way to deal with extended periods of solitude. They couple the creative urge with  great experiences I might long to revisit. Every piece is a visual story, often a social commentary to the absurdly human condition that speaks of observation clad in caricature.

The more we look, the more we see.

Because of their highly personal nature, nearly none have been exhibited.

UNTITLED

c2009. 19"h x 24"w unframed. Gaphite. Never exhibited.

GETTING A GRIP ON THINGS

c2007. Notice the distinctly urban view and the woman with the grenade. Never exhibited. 14"h x 11"w unframed. Graphite.

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO CARRY THE FLAME

A swirling mass of humanity centered around someone holding a burning match.

UNTITLED

c2009. 22"h x 30"w unframed. Graphite and pastel. Never exhibited.

TOWN AND COUNTRY

c2004. 24"h x 30"w, 33"h x 38'w framed. Graphite. Exhibited once, and in my house for 16 years. The more you look, the more you'll see.

MYSTERY IN A FIFTH-FLOOR OFFICE

c2007. 14"h x 12"w unframed. Graphite and charcoal. Never exhibited.

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY

c2006. 17"h x 12"w unframed. Graphite and charcoal. Never exhibited.

UNTITLED

c2007. 14"h x 17"w unframed. Graphite and charcoal. Never exhibited.

group movement

c2008. 22"h x 16"w unframed. Graphite and charcoal. Never exhibited.

UNTITLED

c2009. 26"h x 26"w, unframed. Never exhibited.

UNTITLED

c2009. 30"h x 25"w, unframed. Never exhibited.

LOSING MY RELIGION TOO

c2011. 26"h x 29"w, unframed. Never exhibited.

UNTITLED

c2009. 30"h x 21"w., unframed. Never exhibited.

downtown

c2007. 17"h x 30"w unframed. Graphite, charcoal, and ink. Never exhibited.

THE LATER LIFE OF BILL DE KOONING

c2006. 44'h x 30"w, unframed. Mixed media, never exhibited. 

a country mile

c2004. 7.5"h x 40.5"w, 14"h x 47'w framed. Graphite and eraser, exhibited once. Has hung in my house for 16 years.

UNTITLED

c2006. 44"h x 30"w, unframed. Mixed media, unexhibited.

UNTITLED (#5)

c2007. 44"h x 30"w, unframed. Mixed media, never exhibited.

UNTITLED

c2006. 44"h x 30"w, unframed. Mixed media. Never exhibited.

UNTITLED

c2006. 44"h x 30"w, unframed. Mixed media. Never exhibited.

INTO THE PICTURE

c2010. 27"h x 41"w, unframed. So many figures or parts thereof, so many interactions of character and space. One of my more refined pieces, and this with at least one reference to one of the greatest works ever made by one of the greatest makers. Never exhibited.

CRAZY IN THE ROOM

c2010. 42"h x 28"w, unframed. Also a more refined piece, with darker darks and greater detail. Clearly a culmination of 6 years of technique development. Characters with character. Never exhibited.

landscape with train

c2004. 20"h x 41"w, 29"h x 49"w framed. A lively rendering of a train coursing through a rural setting and a whimsical depiction of my extensive experience in this environment. Graphite. Exhibited once. Hung for years in the home of good friends in Philly, appropriately near the art museum, then ended up in south Jersey before returning to me. Now displayed in my home.

The photo below of the drawing above comes from my friend's home in south Jersey. Apparently, his very young son was fascinated with it. The photo suggests that, at least with this child, an attraction to abstraction may be inherent. It is never too early to expose children to art.

There are numerous variables affecting the value of a given artwork, from rarity, to size, to relative and relevant significance within an overall body of work. Larger drawings will always be more expensive, and always more valuable, than smaller ones. Works that are emblematic of a stage or phase of an artist's career hold more value than those that don't. Published works carry a premium not borne by unpublished ones.  

This means that drawing prices vary from $650 to $4200 depending on the details. And the details are always free; all you need to do is contact me through the link, below right.

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NOTE; these drawings are made on archival, 100% acid-free, cotton rag drawing or watercolor paper, medium to heavy weight. This paper does not yellow with time because light cannot interact with acids that don't exist. The paper is white. Any discoloration shown in photos is the result of poor lighting during the documenting process.