This drawing commemorates a dilemma. A collector came to the dealer, Terry Moore asking if he could own an identical drawing to the one seen in his shrink’s office during his sessions. When Terry Moore approached me with this “forgery” idea, ethical questions arose. Can an artist copy himself? Can he copy a work already in the collection of another person? After pondering the issue and getting the approval of the first collector, a duplicate was indeed made with a consciously typed spelling error.

Duplicate Copy OK

1976
Brentwood, Missouri
Colored Pencil, Rubber Stamp, Typewriter
H: 10 in. x W: 16 in.
James Van Sant

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