Inflated Tear (after Rahsaan Roland Kirk), 2023

Work on Paper

Graphite and ink on Hahnemuhle paper

32.00 x 42.00 in

81.3 x 106.7 cm

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This work is signed by the artist on verso.

PRICE: $4,000

32.00 x 42.00 in

81.3 x 106.7 cm

Unique Work

Unframed: $4,000
Framed: $4,425
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    About The Work

    A 'listening' drawing traces the motion of the sun across paper, and layers marks responding to the intensities of voice and emotion transmitted through an online performance. The late Rahsaan Roland Kirk played tripling chords by blowing three saxophones at once. Inflated Tear condenses the heartbreak of blues into liquid sound. His chords tear through the steely grids of a construction site built on sorrow and joy. The music transmits his resilience, the drawing, a topography of the transmission. Kirk said he would emulate the sounds he heard in his head. First hearing this music at the age of nineteen, I felt its shapes imprint on my mind, a blueprint for a future life.

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