Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Open House: Line Study
  • Andrew Raftery
    born 1962
    born: Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
  • Open House: Line Study, 2005
  • The Corcoran 2005 Print Portfolio: Drawn to Representation
  • Where object was made: United States
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: Kitakata
  • Object Height/Width: 381 x 547 mm
    Object Height/Width: 15 x 21 9/16 in
  • Gift of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0143.18

Black ink on brown paper. Domestic scene from the causeway. Starting from the left, an open door reveals a mother and son holding hands standing infront of a TV and a window facing us. She is holding a purse and wears tshirt and shorts and the boy is in cargo shorts, they seem to be interested in something to their left. Back out into the hallway, to the right of the open door is a man dressed in sneakers, shorts, polo shirt and had. He is facing away from us looking for something in a cabinet. To the right of him is another open door into a office, where a man and woman stand looking at something to the left. Outside of the office to the right stands a woman facing us holding a clip board, she is dressed in a pant suit and has glasses drapped around her neck. Immediatly to her right is a decending staircase, a woman carrying a child is walking up the stairs. Parrallel to those stair are another set of stairs assending, a woman in a tank top and flip flops is walking down these stairs.