Edwin Kosarek 1950 Ink Portrait of Woman With Long Hair

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Another portrait by Edwin Kosarek, such a maker of good drawings I think, with a bit of a Kiki Smith feeling to this portrait, though pre-dating Smith's emergence by 30+  years. (I especially love the curl at the end of this woman's long mane of hair, drawn in tiny black ink dots.) I purchased it from a dealer who had purchased a good number of them plus a journal kept by Kosarek, which provided a little biographical information. What I know is that he was from New Jersey(b. 1929) but spent a good part of the 1950s in Mexico, after which he briefly attended Cooper Union. He was gay, and estranged from his family, and, it seems increasingly mentally ill, with not much record of him after the 1950s. 

Ink on paper drawing mounted to thin white paper with punched edges, which is signed and dated. Drawing: 8 3/4" x 6 3/4". Backing paper: 8 1/2" x 11". Backing paper could easily be trimmed for framing. Good condition, with the tape underneath justslightly visible at top and bottom center.