Monday, August 29, 2011

Chicago 08.29.11: Finished

Short of paying plenty of $$$ to get this drawing restored, it's done.


Chris Rywalt said...

Will there be an explanation forthcoming about how it got ripped? I skimmed back a few posts and didn't see anything and I'm curious.

I'm going to assume it wasn't a) an earthquake or b) a hurricane. Because we don't get those around here.

beebe said...

I was moving things around in the studio to paint the floor. A pile of my other drawings--which were still stretched on full 4' x 8' sheets of dry wall--tipped over and landed on this drawing. The board holding the drawing broke and the drawing ripped in half. I'm lucky I only lost this one--the other two drawings that fell could've been damaged as well.

Chris Rywalt said...

Somewhat heartbreaking, I imagine, especially with the kind of work you do, with all the time put into it. But not as exciting as I was hoping. Drunken rage, possibly and experiment with hallucinogens, that was what I was expecting.

I once lost a pile of drawings to a leak in the ceiling. It sucks.

Lisa Solar said...

well its rather extremely poetic, or at least ironic, this rip, don't you think?

beebe said...

Lisa: The poetic irony occurred to me but it still too stinging to enjoy.

Tim said...

I thought that the rip was a trompe d'loeil illusion representing the Chicago River au naturel and Beebe's heart.

So sad when good love goes bad.

ANyhow, I can give you numbers of some good paper conservationists for restoration.

In the meantime I think I'm giving up art in awe of your talent.