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Duplicate Copy OK
1976 | Brentwood, Missouri
Colored Pencil, Rubber Stamp, Typewriter | H: 10/25 W: 16/41 (in/cm)
Disposition: James Van Sant

This drawing commemorates a dilemma. A collector came to art dealer Terry Moore asking if he could own a drawing identical to the one he’d seen in his shrink’s office during his sessions. This “forgery” idea posed ethical questions. 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.

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