Artist Gordon Newton, American, 1948 - 2019
Title
  • Notes on Bronze Project
Date ca. 1984
Medium Blue ballpoint pen and black felt tipped marker on lined yellow composition paper
Dimensions Sheet: 10 5/8 × 8 7/16 inches (27 × 21.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James Pearson Duffy
Accession Number 1999.945
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in blue ballpoint pen, top to bottom of the entire sheet: Language [circled] | NOTES ON BRONZE PROJECT | QUEEN PLANET, DRONE PLANET | WRITTEN + PICTORIAL RECORDS KEPT, | SIGNS = SYMBOLS | MOTHER PLANET (A or #) | --INFRA STRUCTURE [sic] | COLONIES | DIGITAL EGYPT | PIGMENTATION | [the next five inscription are wedged in diagonally between the last line] "PIGMENTATION' [and] "TRACES LEFT BY" [with a line that appears to connect them with the] "TRACES LEFT BY" [inscription] (MONUMENTS) ? [sic] | MATERIAL USED ? | SYMBOLS -- ? WHAT SYSTEM | WHAT LANGUAGE ? | TRACES LEFT BY | PAST CIVILIZATION | HOW WERE THESE | RECORDS KEPT, WHAT METHOD = | MATERIAL, WHAT SYSTEM? | WHAT | LANGUAGE ???? [circled] | Bronze Age [circled]
Inscribed, in pencil, upper left, verso: 554
James Pearson Duffy (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1999-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)