CHAIN

 

CHAIN

9” x 17” (23 x 43cm)

Graphite on paper

£550

This study was the precursor to the painting, Forgery. Now a brainteaser for you. In 20th century art there is one pencil drawing of a chain that puts all other drawings of chains, including this one, to shame. A clue. It is by an acclaimed but critically under-rated American artist. If you know the artist, under no circumstances admit to admiring him. If you do you will be booed and shouted down by the cognoscenti. Stay quiet and think as I do; just you wait, Henry Higgins, just you wait!