Millennium Project: Red Drawings
1981-2011 Millennium Project: Red Drawings: Illustrations for an Essay (refracted Crystal Palace/collapsed, hollowed-out and redrawn imagery; several hundred... various red-inks and dyes on thin compressed papers drawings/collages, repeatedly overprinted with hundreds of small photo-linocuts in white, waterbase lino-ink; possible studies for very large oil-paintings or maybe frescos); in-progress. The Red Drawings are sold for $1500 each which includes a life-time exchange option -- over a million dollars in circulating artwork!
Red Drawings: Millennium Project: various red and colored ink washes, dyes, pigments; photo-polymer, photo-linocuts, engraved, (derived from even earlier drawings: collapsed, hollowed-out graphic art narratives -- restrained figure drawings -- interlocking parting wakes) multiple block-printed, water-based lino-inks/extenders, gauche, arcylics, color pencil, stencils on individually inked/painted, collaged, (archival bookbinding pastes) and mechanically compressed, thin, multi-layered, papers.
The project began as a billboard-sized assemblage of Crystal Palace imagery, multiple-exposed-(photocopy on acetate) Auto-Trader-pics, elements from the cartoon imagery, and small inverted television-models. Any sense of scale by this time has been lost; the resolution has always been before us. Modern Volition. New Desire. Real Detail. Four quite large scans from the reduced maquette (left-to-right) are visible here. Should you be involved with the production of digital-murals or billboard-art, this may be of particular interest. Fire-off some e-mail if so.
The Red Drawings of course continue: I have included a few selected sample shots of their last state. Currently they have assumed a vertical orientation, additional red-layers over colored traces, and tinted lino-ink impressions. A second body of overprinted imagery (venetian-red lino-ink) is anticipated.
Another set of overprints is now in effect. See the October 2008 listing for the "most but not all" inventory.
The backs of the red-drawings are now being developed as well, using Selected Systematic Similarities elements. See the September 2011 listing.