September 10, 2007

Walker response

We’ve all heard before that a picture is worth a thousand words, that means this work by Zak Smith is worth 750,000. This work, is composed of 750 individual drawings, paintings, and photographs based on every page of a book. The idea seems absurd. When I first saw it I thought it was a storyboard for a film. The content is varied, a slice of lemon marangue pie, a high heeled leather boot, two guys sitting at a bar, a car accident, and a lot of sexual content. The individual pen and ink drawings appeared at first quickly done, rushed, even scribbled. Some probably were. But through deeper investigation they were all astonishing- all 750.

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