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lower left in graphite: First two small rectangles are drawn on the / right and left sides of the page just above mid- / point. Then working blindfolded and estimat- / ing the lapsed time, I rub outward from / the estimated position of the right rectangle / increasing pressure with distance. Then the / two hands rub inward toward the estimated / position of the left rectangle, increasing / pressure with the sensed proximity to the mark. / -Time estimation error: + 18" / "If you tell me you are easing the jib because / you think that will stop the main from back- / ing, I don't need to be told that you / want to stop the main from backing; and if you / say you are biting your thumb at me because / you want to insult me, there is no point in


(Barbara Bertozzi Castelli, New York); purchased 2005 by NGA.

Exhibition History
Medieval to Modern: Recent Acquisitions of Drawings, Prints, and Illustrated Books, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, no. 208.
Robert Morris, Blind Time Drawings. Exh. cat. Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York, 2003: 32-33.