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Untitled

Accession Number
2013/2.305

Title
Untitled

Artist(s)
Sam Mackey

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1977-1992

Medium & Support
crayon and graphite on paper

Dimensions
17 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in (44.45 cm x 29.21 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of H. David Zucca

Subject matter
In this drawing, Mackey depicts a centralized figure, a common theme in much of his artwork. As in this work, his art is often characterized by energetic lines and bright colors. The Detroit-based artist was self-taught and provided inspiration and guidance for his grandson, Detroit artist Tyree Guyton. 

Physical Description
At the center of the drawing is a woman, drawn in pencil. There is an orange edge on the left side, with light blue crayon colored overall. The woman has dark circles for cheeks, in pencil, and is wearing a shirt and skirt. Created on reused paper, the paper is glossy on the back and matte on the front.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
cartoon

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
crayons (drawing material)
line drawings (drawings)
self-taught artists
women (female humans)

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Detroit-Area Artists
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