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Graphite with traces of red crayon on yellow tracing paper
Signed and dated, center left: "GRAHAM / Ioa[nnr?] / Ioannus / Magus / Servus / Domini / XXXXV / (symbol)" (Graham/John/John/Magician/Servant/of the Lord/XXXXV); dated, center right: "XXXXV"; inscribed, lower left: "QUI BENE CASTIGAT BENE AMAT" (Who Punishes Well Loves Well)
39.7 × 26 cm (15 11/16 × 10 1/4 in.)
Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection
Extended information about this artwork
Anne Carnegie Edgerton, “Symbolism and Transformation in the Art of John Graham,” Arts Magazine 60:7 (1986), fig. 4, pp. 60-61.
“An Eccentric Revived: John Graham - Painter of Cross-Eyed Beauties and Mystic Signs,” Life (Oct. 4, 1968), p. 55 (ill.).
Dawn Ades, with Margherita Andreotti and Adam Jolles, Surrealist Art: The Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1997), pp. 150–51, cat. 77 (color ill.).
Possibly New York, The Pinacotheca, “Drawings by John Graham,” cat. 2.
New York, Museum of Modern Art, “John Graham: Paintings and Drawings,” 1968-1970,cat. 11; also Athens, Georgia; Grinnell, Iowa; Auburn, Alabama; Houston; San Antonio; Seattle; Chicago; and Hanover, New Hampshire.
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, “Twentieth-Century Drawings from Chicago Collections,” 1973, n.p.
Art Institute of Chicago, “A Tribute to Edwin A. Bergman (1917–1986): Selections from the Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection,” 1986, pamphlet no. 27.
Washington, D.C., Phillips Collection, “John Graham: Artist and Avatar,” 1987-1988; shown in only Chicago.
Sold by Rose Fried Gallery, New York, to Lindy and Edwin Bergman, Chicago, 1963; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2018.
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