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Studies of a dog (Gur II); Alsatian lying full length, two studies of the head and paws below. 15 November 1966
Silverpoint on primed paper
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Height: 222 millimetres
Width: 261 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Drawing from observation alternated between hard and soft; this was achieved by alternating between the harder lines of graphite, silverpoint or goldpoint and the softer lines of brush and ink. The guide-dog belonged to the linguist Professor Haim Blanc (1926-1984) who lost his sight in the Israeli War of Independence in 1948. Blanc later studied Arabic and became one of the leading authorities on Bedouin dialects. He sat for a lithographic portrait in 1984 (P&D 2004-11-30-29).
See also Duncan Thomson, "Arikha", Phaidon, London, 1994, p.41.
Executed in Jerusalem.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1970-1971 Dec-Jan, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, 'Dessins 1965-70' no.20, repr. p.35
1998-1999 Nov-Feb, Tel Aviv University Gallery, Tel Aviv, 'Avigdor Arikha Drawings', no. 15, repr. p.36
1999 Mar-May, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, retrospective, no.65
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