James Bone, "Stuck," Ink Drawing, 1970

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I think this is a fantastic drawing--giving form to "stuck"-ness in an explicitly literal (and very 1970s) way, but one which also feels super true and resonant. And what a beautifully drawn tangle of stretching limbs and grabbing hands, with these dense patches of fine hair-like lines along the borders between bodies. I must say that since first seeing it, I have not been able to get this drawing out of my mind.

What I know about James Bone is that he was born in Brownsville, Texas, received his MFA from the University of Arkansas, and moved to the Hyde Park section of Chicago, IL in the 1970s. I've also found some citations of art reviews he wrote for the Chicago Reader in the 1980s.

SIgned, titled and dated 2/11/70 at bottom right. 10 1/2" X 14".  In very good condition, with a little curling/creasing along the right edge of the paper and a small crease along the left bottom edge as well as a little staining, mostly along the right edge.