Richard Smith b.1931
T01808 Double Blue Drawing 1973
Inscribed ‘R Smith 73’ on mount centrally below lower edge of drawing.
Oil wash, oil pastel, graphite, nylon and cotton strings on paper, 50½ x 27(128.3 x 68.6).
Purchased from Garage Art (Grant-in-Aid) 1973.
Exh: Garage Art, November 1973 (unnumbered).
The drawing comprises two sheets of paper, each 27 x 27 in. placed together to form a vertical banner with the lower sheet overlapping the upper by 3 in. Across the surface of the drawing blue nylon and red cotton strings are tied in a criss-cross pattern not only attaching the two sheets together but also both sheets to the mounting board. A nylon string hangs down from each of the four corners of the drawing. Before the two sheets were juxtaposed Smith applied a dark blue oil wash to each separately and 1½ in. in from the edges of the paper made a square grid of 36 squares with oil crayon…