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Jimmy Wright

 (born 1944)
Jimmy Wright is active/lives in New York.  Jimmy Wright is known for mod floral botanic painting, drawing.

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Biography   Jimmy Wright


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Jimmy Wright of New York City has been primarily a pastel painter but also works in litho crayon, and in the early 2000s, began drawing with black litho crayon on phone book pages.  In the 1990s, he lost several friends to AIDS, and as a result began a series whereby he made a floral drawing on the phone-book page that listed the name and phone number of the deceased.  In the process, he discovered the ease with which the crayon moved across the page, which has a slightly different texture than newsprint.

Wright credits the idea of drawing on phone book pages to Franz Kline, who kept them in his studio for cleaning brushes and as cheap drawing paper, and to Willem de Kooning who used phone-book pages to dry his   ...  Displaying 750 of 1226 characters.

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