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Youdue

A work made of black and colored fiber-tipped pens and colored crayons, with brush and black ink, on white wove paper.
© Karl Wirsum.

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  • A work made of black and colored fiber-tipped pens and colored crayons, with brush and black ink, on white wove paper.

Date:

c. 1966

Artist:

Karl Wirsum
American, 1939-2021

About this artwork

A 1961 graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Wirsum was influenced both by the art of Picasso, the Surrealists, and Marcel Duchamp as well as the jazz and blues musicians he saw as an adolescent at the Maxwell Street Market. Wirsum incorporated his love of music into his art, using repetition, symmetry, and free association. Traveling in Mexico after graduating from SAIC, Wirsum found inspiration in contemporary Mexican ceramics, textiles, and folk art, as well as the ancient relics of the Aztec and Mayan cultures.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Karl Wirsum

Title

Youdue

Origin

United States

Date

1961–1968

Medium

Black and colored fiber-tipped pens and colored crayons, with brush and black ink, on white wove paper

Dimensions

353 × 277 mm

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Koffler

Reference Number

1968.178

Copyright

© Karl Wirsum.

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