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Smoke Drawing
  • Rockne Krebs
    1938–2011
    born: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; died: Washington, DC, United States
  • Smoke Drawing, 1973
  • Where object was made: United States
  • colored pencil, candle smoke
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 28 x 43.2 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 x 17 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Philip M. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0218
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Horizontal composition with semi-translucent overlapping dark forms, made by candle smoke, across sheet. In the lower left is a small rainbow shape; another rainbow shape, reversed, frames a scorched hole at the top right edge. The curving lines whites, from erasing through smokey ground, cross the composition.