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September 18th, 2013 by Leo Plaw

The Drawings of Laurie Lipton

Laurie Lipton‘s new book showcases the artist’s amazing pencil drawings, featuring more than 70 works. This makes the book the most conclusive and ambitious publication about the artist to date.

Lipton’s massive drawings can take more time to complete than a painting of equal size and detail. “It’s an insane way to draw,” she says, “but the resulting detail and luminosity is worth the amount of effort.” The Drawings of Laurie Lipton is a comprehensive survey of Lipton’s fantastical, meticulously detailed, hand-­‐drawn images. Featuring more than 70 works, this is the most conclusive and ambitious publication about the artist to date.

Reprinted in the book, a conversation between Lipton and Begovich Gallery Director Mike McGee, offers insights into her personal history, motivations and creative process. Lipton’s brief notes about several specific artworks offer further anecdotes and context.

“The Drawings of Laurie Lipton” is a comprehensive survey of Lipton’s fantastical, painstakingly detailed, hand-drawn images.

“… Lipton is a borderline-­‐fanatical artist who props herself on a stick for at least 6 hours every day, drawing almost unrealizably thin lines and feathery details with a permanent-­‐point pencil, betraying layer upon layer of dark secrets, sleepless nights, and footsteps in the hall.” 
—Juxtapoz (magazine)

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