Drawing: Graphite and ink on wove paper
9 x 12 in.
Date: 1993

The Vogels met Lynda Benglis when she was a gallery assistant at the Bykert Gallery in the late 1960s and were among the artist’s earliest supporters. These two untitled drawings from 1993 convey a sense of immediacy, physicality, and expressive exuberance that are characteristic of Benglis’s better-known sculptural work. The radiating layered lines infuse both drawings with intense energy, while the irregular circular forms recall cells or living organisms. According to Benglis, “Sometimes, I realize that drawings predict what I am thinking. . . . I only draw to release the idea in my consciousness, unconsciousness.”

All works by Lynda Benglis
RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design
Accession: 2009.59.2
  • The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Rhode Island. RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, July 20, 2012 – December 2, 2012.

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