James Bone "Leaves & Profiles & Bugs" 2010 Mixed Media Drawing

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James Frederic Bone (1929-2015), a prolific and perpetually curious, inventive Chicago artist, did a series of drawings late in life of floating forms composed of faces in profile, which I find simultaneously playful and poignant. Here the double-portraits assume the form of leaves, some detailed with veins that simultaneously read as whisps of hair framing each face, and all arranged in rows surrounded by shading in autumnal shades of burnt orange and ochre.

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.

8 1/2" x 11" and in very good condition.  Titled at lower left, signed and dated at lower right. There is a tiny tear 3/4 of the way down on the left side, very minor. And there is a second signed drawing titled "Bugs" on the back as well.