Artist Gordon Newton, American, 1948 - 2019
Title
  • Untitled
Date ca. 1985
Medium Blue ballpoint pen on yellow lined ledger paper
Dimensions Sheet: 11 × 8 1/2 inches (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James Pearson Duffy
Accession Number 1999.1127
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions 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)