Anonymous user comment: I find this drawing incredibly moving. Emin’s drawings in general are very singular and powerful. I found a really interesting article she wrote about her relationship to drawing in the Guardian. My favourite passage in her text (I also like her honesty when she writes) is the following:
“It took me years to understand the magic of drawing. For years, I tried to make things look how they are – instead of being what they are. Drawing is an alchemic language. Some of my favourite drawings I have done with my eyes closed – or so drunk I do not remember making them.”
Oh, and here’s a link to the article:
More invitations by Galleria Lorcan O’Neill in Rome. All handwritten by the artists themselves. Some with very regular writing (Richard Long), others less regular (Gary Hume). None were sent from Rome, but from the Vatican. Probably less in support of the pope (although who knows?), but for the Vatican’s cheaper rates. Let me investigate this matter.
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill asks each artist to handwrite their own invitation card. A field of study for anybody interested into graphology and art. So what happened to Martin Creed and his two different handwritings? Does he try to trick the graphologist? Or did he simply ask his assistant to imitate his handwriting? Will we ever know?