Four Drawings by Jonathan Borofsky

Self-Portrait at 2,668,379 and 2,670,098; Untitled at 2,775,883; Don’t you see it wasn’t meant to be…at 2,273,934; and Head at 2,289,440.

BOMB 8 Winter 1983
008 Winter Spring 1985
​Jonathan Borofsky 01

Jonathan Borofsky, Self-portrait at 2,668,379 and 2,670,098, acrylic and charcoal on paper, 83¾ × 48 inches. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery.

​​Jonathan Borofsky 02

Jonathan Borofsky, Head at 2,289,440, acrylic, marker, crayon, pencil on paper, 17 × 14 inches. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery.

​Jonathan Borofsky 03

Jonathan Borofsky, Don’t You see it wasn’t meant to be … at 2,273,934, acrylic, crayon, marker, colored pencil on spiral edge paper, 12 × 9 inches. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery.

Jonathan Borofsky 04

Jonathan Borofsky, Untitled at 2,775,883, pastel on paper, 28½ × 20 ⅓ inches. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery.

In the Heat of the Second Coming by Carl Apfelschnitt
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MOLLY, MERCY, MADELINE,
MYRA, MAGGIE, MEREDITH,
MARLEY, MAGDA, MARGARET,
MINDY, MILLIE, MAGDALA,
MYRNA, MOIRA, MARIANNE,
MARLA, MAURA, MARIGOLD,
MEGHAN, MARY, MILLICENT,
MAITE, MAPLE, MITZI.

Der Diagnostische Blick  IV by Luc Tuymans
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Chuck Close by Lisa Yuskavage
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It was in 1981 and I was a sophomore in art school when I first encountered Chuck Close’s work at a show called Contemporary American Realism Since 1960. I was struck by how it didn’t resemble any of the other work in the show.

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BOMB 8, Winter 1983

Edouard Roditi by Bradford Morrow, Taylor Meadeby Alf Young, art by Elizabeth Murray, Ellen Phelan, Pat Steir, and more.

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008 Winter Spring 1985