Artist Gordon Newton, American, 1948 - 2019
Title
  • Untitled
Date 1977
Medium Black, red, and blue ballpoint pen on lined white composition paper
Dimensions Sheet: 8 1/2 × 7 inches (21.6 × 17.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James Pearson Duffy
Accession Number 1999.930.15
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in black ballpoint pen, vertically along center left edge: ANGEL [sic] OF DROP, HOW STEEP
Inscribed, to right of sketch of roller coaster: WATER PUMP | lines Running | along RAILS.
Inscribed, below sketch: COASTER (BALSA WOOD) | VERTICAL DROP PLAN | HORIZONTAL PLAN | POLYURETHNAE FOAM | BALSA WOOD COATED | FIBERGLASS POOL WITH | WATER + PUMP CIRCULATION | AQUARIUM PUMP + TUBING | [small detail sketch of the tubing]
Inscribed, in pencil, verso of backcover of composition pad, upper left: 561
James Pearson Duffy (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1999-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)