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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 the School of the Art Institute of Chicago 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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jim Nutt

Title

Untitled (Tears)

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

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

Primary support: 20.1 × 15.7 cm (7 15/16 × 6 3/16 in.); Secondary support: 21.3 × 16.8 cm (8 7/16 × 6 5/8 in.); Tertiary support: 42.8 × 31.2 cm (16 7/8 × 12 5/16 in.)

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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