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.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Jim Nutt
- Untitled (Tears)
- United States (Artist's nationality)
- 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
- 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.)
- Gift of the Raymond K. Yoshida Living Trust and Kohler Foundation, Inc.
- © Jim Nutt