James Bone Girl in Wicker Rocker Drawing on Collage, 1998

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I just snagged a handful of pieces by James Frederic Bone (1929-2015), the prolific and endlessly inventive Chicago artist who made this piece, and another in a similar manner listed separately. (+ more of his work to be posted shortly). Bone had a great line and terrific sense of humor- which this pen and ink drawing animating a Victorian wicker rocker cut from an old catalog wonderfully exemplifies. To me, the best drawings seem effortless, like they always existed in the ether and were just waiting to be put to paper. Just like this.

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 1970. I've found some citations of art reviews he wrote for the Chicago Reader in the 1980s, and know that he was creating drawings up until very near to the time of his death.

The drawing over collage was laid down on white paper, with another collaged bit on reverse. Approximately 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and in very good condition. Signed and dated 1998.