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untitled (inkblot faces)
  • Emmett Williams, artist
    Hansjörg Mayer, printer
    born 1943
    born: Stuttgart, Germany
  • untitled (inkblot faces), 1979
  • 10 Autobiographical Sketches (And One Original Drawing)
  • color lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 350 x 497 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 19 9/16 in
  • Gift of the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0212.05

In the center are images of faces that are mapped out like inkblock tests. Two faces in profile face each other, one looks to the right, the other looks to the left. This is then reapeated in an upside-down fashion directly below. This inkblot imagery is then repeated in the opposite direction - one face is turned towards the bottom of the image, while the other faces the top. The imagery overlaps with itself. Squares and circles fill the space. Colors include: blue green yellow, purple, pink, and red.