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Untitled

Accession Number
2013/2.306

Title
Untitled

Artist(s)
Sam Mackey

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1977-1992

Medium & Support
crayon on paper

Dimensions
17 3/4 in x 12 in (45.08 cm x 30.48 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of H. David Zucca

Subject matter
In this drawing, Mackey depicts a smiling 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
This drawing has a red colored border and an image of a person drawn in blue pencil with orange eyes and mouth. There are antennae/ears coming out of both sides of his head. In the background, there are grey crayon in swirled patterns throughout.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
cartoon

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
abstraction
crayons (drawing material)
self-taught artists

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