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Alien Attempt; Max GIMBLETT; 1998-1999; 1096

Alien Attempt; Max GIMBLETT; 1998-1999; 1096
Name/Title
Alien Attempt
About this object
An expressionist self portrait drawing of the artist in three states; physical (facial depiction - including glasses), physiological (skeleton) and psychological/existential (skull and the sparkle 'dust' over the figure). An interior space is inferred by the grey wash square behind the figure. Black ink stains, drips and gestural brush marks also suggest depth (in terms of placement and how they radiate out from the figure on the left and right side) but also relate to the three states of energy conveyed in the portrait (and supported by the various inscriptions).
Date Made
1998-1999
Medium and Materials
Ink, mica, pencil, Swiss gold leaf and moon gold leaf on Gampi Torinoko paper
Place Made
New York
Measurements
508 x 762 mm
Subject and Association Keywords
Expressionist
Anatomy/Skull
Portraits/Self portrait/Artist
Architecture/Interior
Credit Line
Gifted by the artist in 2009
Object Type
Drawing
Object number
1096

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Anatomy
Architecture
Artist
Expressionist
Interior
Portraits
Self Portrait
Skull


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