Untitled, ca. 1985

  • Gordon Newton, American, 1948 - 2019

Blue ballpoint pen on yellow lined ledger paper

  • Sheet: 11 × 8 1/2 inches (27.9 × 21.6 cm)

Gift of James Pearson Duffy

1999.1127

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Camera
  • Tripod (camera accessory)
  • Drawing

Inscribed, in blue ballpoint pen: CLASSICAL TRIPOD | Quality - BEAUTY - ENDURANCE | It's great to see | a show like that, well | organized, nice catalog, everyone smiling | Glad you went with it. (underlined) | I spent a considerable | amount of time inspecting the | TRIPOD last night. | With a personal inscription, | it is beautiful | (haevily crossed--out text) | I hope you get Beyond | the smell of all the sketchbooks | they contain much information, | a sense of evoution of | thought if they're studied | in sequence Inscribed, center left margin: THE | CAPTIVE | INDICATOR Inscribed, lower right of the main text: 2001 Inscribed, lower left center: THE | NATURAL | PICTURES (crossed-out) | WORLD | IMPRESSIONS Inscribed, lower right: NATURAL WORLD | EXPRESSIONS Inscribed, in pencil, upper left, verso: 470

1999-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Gordon Newton, Untitled, ca. 1985, blue ballpoint pen on yellow lined ledger paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of James Pearson Duffy, 1999.1127.