Jonathan Borofsky born 1942
T03917 Untitled at 2,436,185c.1977-8
Black ink on paper 335 x 307 (13 1/2 x 12 1/2)
Inscribed ‘2,436,185' b.r., ‘Borofsky 78' and ‘JB167' on back b.r.
Purchased from Paula Cooper Inc., New York (Grant-in-Aid) 1984
Exh: Jon Borofsky, Paula Cooper Inc., New York, March-April 1979 (no cat.); Hundreds of Drawings, Artists Space, New York, Dec. 1983-Jan. 1984 (no cat.); State of the Art: Ideas and Images in the 1980's, ICA, Jan.-March 1987 (no number)
Lit: Dieter Koepplin, ‘Borofsky: Many Drawings and the Continuous Line', in Jonathan Borofsky, exh. cat., Moderna Museet, Stockholm 1984, p.94
This is one of the series that has been affectionately termed by Dieter Koepplin ‘beach drawings' where I was sitting on the beach for a month in Maine during the summer, and it seemed like one of the times where I could slow down a little and scratch away with my triple zero Castell-Faber pens and an image would slowly come up through the paper, and I wouldn't have any plan ahead of time as to what it would be; I would just start scribbling somewhere and allow it to develop, and stop at a certain point when it felt finished. And this is one of the rare ones where it's these kind of vaginal pods ... I haven't done many of these…