Alien Attempt; Max GIMBLETT; 1998-1999; 1096

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Name/Title

Alien Attempt

About this object

An expressionist self portrait drawing of the artist in three states; physical (facial depiction - including glasses), physiological (skeleton) and psychological/existential (skull and the sparkle 'dust' over the figure). An interior space is inferred by the grey wash square behind the figure. Black ink stains, drips and gestural brush marks also suggest depth (in terms of placement and how they radiate out from the figure on the left and right side) but also relate to the three states of energy conveyed in the portrait (and supported by the various inscriptions).

Maker

Max GIMBLETT

Date Made

1998-1999

Medium and Materials

Ink, mica, pencil, Swiss gold leaf and moon gold leaf on Gampi Torinoko paper

Place Made

New York

Measurements

508 x 762 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Expressionist

Subject and Association Keywords

Anatomy/Skull

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits/Self portrait/Artist

Subject and Association Keywords

Architecture/Interior

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 2009

Object Type

Drawing

Object number

1096

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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