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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

Provenance

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





Exhibition History
2008
Medieval to Modern: Recent Acquisitions of Drawings, Prints, and Illustrated Books, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, no. 208.
Bibliography
2005
Robert Morris, Blind Time Drawings. Exh. cat. Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York, 2003: 32-33.