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Untitled

A work made of pen and black ink on cream laid paper.

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  • A work made of pen and black ink on cream laid paper.

Date:

1962

Artist:

León Ferrari
Argentine, 1920–2013

About this artwork

In the 1960s, Ferrari began a series of drawings organized in ordered rows that mimicked handwritten letters or the pages of books but contained no discernible text. In blurring the distinction between written language and drawing, the works probed the limits of linguistic expression. Ferrari’s interest in language remained a pervasive concern, as his work in the following decades gradually began to include the appearance of letters, phrases, and legible text.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Leon Ferrari

Title

Untitled

Place

Argentina (Artist's nationality)

Date

1962

Medium

Pen and black ink on cream laid paper

Dimensions

48.4 × 31.2 cm (19 1/16 × 12 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Irving Stenn Jr. Drawings Collection in memory of Marcia Stenn

Reference Number

2014.1340

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