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Could be off-base here....

Post by ArtCollect » Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:19 am

Hi all.
I have a question about a sketch I found here in Kansas City Missouri in the US. I'm not sure if this is the correct medium toeven be inquiring about it here. I found this in an area of Kansas City called The West Bottoms. Used to be a big Mafia run area years ago. Alot of vintage buildings. Found it in a deserted attic. I thought it was really interesting. Tried a couple years ago to research it but didn't come up with anything. I believe it says Bendersky. I always thought it said Bondersky until now. Anyone familiar with an artist with that name? Or what actual medium this would be called? Chalk? Etc? Any help would be appreciated✌
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Re: Could be off-base here....

Post by Andre Jute » Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:43 am

A worker with talent as a draughtsman? Our window cleaner made a pencil copy of a Degas painting that we liked so much, we hung it somewhere in the house. Almost any surface will take charcoal, and a lump of soft coal is as good as charcoal. Less exotically, when I was stripping off the leather on Swedish furniture (because I wanted the seasoned wood for an experimental bicycle) to save for covering my custom sketchbooks, I discovered on the reverse that someone had made a drawing of flowers with a ballpoint pen. Not as talented as your chap perhaps, but recognisably a work of fine art rather than of botany.
Andre Jute

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