Navigate left
Back to William Anastasi, Blind Drawings: 1963-2018 at Marlborough London

About

Press Release

In 1977, William Anastasi began playing chess with John Cage. At that time, Anastasi was living in Harlem and would travel to Cage’s 18th Street apartment via the subway. The journey became the perfect opportunity to revive his earlier experiments with the creation of seismographic unsighted drawings. With a sheet of paper on his lap, Anastasi allowed the movement of the subway to make the …

In 1977, William Anastasi began playing chess with John Cage. At that time, Anastasi was living in Harlem and would travel to Cage’s 18th Street apartment via the subway. The journey became the perfect opportunity to revive his earlier experiments with the creation of seismographic unsighted drawings. With a sheet of paper on his lap, Anastasi allowed the movement of the subway to make the drawing.

As Charles Stuckey has written in his catalogue text:

Instead of the primacy of hand-to-eye coordination in traditional drawing, Anastasi’s emphasis is on hand-to-mind coordination, in the …

Gallery

Location

6 Albemarle Street
London, GB
Monday–Friday, 10am–5:30pm
Saturday, 10am–4pm
Sunday, Closed