" 3 Figures Gestural " 1992
Vintage Signed Ink Drawing
14" x 11"
Author James Purdy's novels and stories have been translated into more than 30 languages, anthologized in text books, and have won him the Guggenheim Fellowship, an award from the National Institute of Arts on Letters and the Ford Foundation grant. Like his poetry his drawings illuminate a still deeper aspect of his talent. They are spirit drawings, intensely original, archetypal, like cave drawings coming out of the deep recesses of the psyche.
Purdy spirals his pencil in free flowing lines forming innocent looking minimal human figures. Purdy stated "I don't know how to draw I just let the pencil go."