Untitled (Tears)

A work made of blue ballpoint pen and acrylic on off-white wove paper, tipped to green wove paper, tipped onto textured aluminum foil, wrapped around off-white card.
© Jim Nutt

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  • A work made of blue ballpoint pen and acrylic on off-white wove paper, tipped to green wove paper, tipped onto textured aluminum foil, wrapped around off-white card.

Date:

1964/65

Artist:

Jim Nutt
American, born 1938

About this artwork

During his time at SAIC Nutt and his wife, Gladys Nilsson, developed close friendships with instructors Ray Yoshida and Whitney Halstead. The latter hired Nutt to work as the projection assistant for his art history classes, an experience that exposed him to a wide range of visual influences. This drawing is an early example of Nutt’s work and foreshadows the radical figural invention for which he is best known.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jim Nutt

Title

Untitled (Tears)

Origin

United States

Date

1964–1965

Medium

Blue ballpoint pen and acrylic on off-white wove paper, tipped to green wove paper, tipped onto textured aluminum foil, wrapped around off-white card

Dimensions

201 x 157 mm (primary support); 213 x 168 mm (secondary support); 428 x 312 mm (tertiary support)

Credit Line

Gift of the Raymond K. Yoshida Living Trust and Kohler Foundation, Inc.

Reference Number

2011.183

Copyright

© Jim Nutt

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