"Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door!" That old saying should apply to my work. No one is more skilled, making more important investigative art, than I. Where's the beat to my door? The knocking is there, but sale prices for my art are minuscule compared to the $120,000 paid recently for an actual decaying banana duct taped to a wall. Amazingly, two editions of this sculpture[sic] sold, each for $120,000, at this year's Art Basil Miami.
In any case, I am not there yet. Yesterday's drawing will be improved. The ground of its upper left portion is indicated by line strokes. I must stop being so pure, insisting (as I have) on strokes of pencil rather than smooshes of graphite. Today I will fill in the upper left portion with smudges of dry graphite. Check back tomorrow for state 2 of this drawing.
The painting 2017 No.13 is solved, but not finished. Here comes the finesse. There are issues which must be resolved, although minor but important. One example is the black frame on the left. The actual image needs to expand to the left, so the black frame will diminish in width, i.e., the left black frame will (most likely) become one constant vertical bar. There are other minor alterations required. Best you just wait and see.
Yesterday's drawing was unusual in its purity. It makes me think of the work of Giorgio Morandi.
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