Artist Gordon Newton, American, 1948 - 2019
  • Untitled
Date between 1970 and 1985
Medium Blue ballpoint pen on white wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 11 × 8 1/2 inches (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James Pearson Duffy
Accession Number 1999.1233
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in blue ballpoint pen, in one of the short margins: Dr. Newton MD. [MD is crossed out heavily] | G. Newton MD.-- | Joan of Arc | Dr. Newton
Inscribed, diagonally, in one corner margin: the punishing heart | the logical concl [obscured by drawing of heraldic device]
Inscribed, in one long margin: G. Newton MD. [underlined] | justice + duty + dreaming | eternal justice | imagination [crossed out heavily]
Inscribed, in the other long margin: the secret singer | the odds of mans justice and duty.
Inscribed, in the other short margin: cells of duty [circled]
Inscribed, to right of sketch of a kite with a tail: to Be in hell is to drift | to Be in heaven is to steer.
Inscribed, in pencil, verso: 550
James Pearson Duffy (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1999-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)