David Barnett (American, b. 1946)
Human Geography, 2006
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Giclee Print on watercolor paper after original 1964 ink drawing, signed lower right and dated
10 x 8 in
Originally drawn in 1964 while Barnett was still in high school, ‘Human Geography’ depicts an anthropomorphic figure assembled from the continents. Featuring the simultaneous points of view characteristic of Cubism and artists like Pablo Picasso, the figure is seen playing with the Earth on a yo-yo string. Unique to this print, Barnett has highlighted Ghana to mark his visit to the country in 2006. Considering both the composition's original context and Barnett's later embellishments, this piece spans over forty years and connects the artist's early passions with his current practices. Giclée print on watercolor paper after original 1964 ink drawing 10 x 8 inches, artwork 11.25 x 9.25 inches, frame Signed and dated lower right Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting, UF5 Plexiglas to inhibit fading, and housed in a silver finish wood moulding.