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Robert Longo (American, born 1953), Untitled, 1981, charcoal on paper, purchase with funds from Edith G. and Philip A. Rhodes and the National Endowment for the Arts, 1981.179.

Often more intimate than other kinds of art in both scale and the physical marks they contain, contemporary drawings frequently challenge established notions of what a drawing looks like and its proximity to the “hand” of the artist. The High’s collection includes fine examples of modern and contemporary drawings by Terry Adkins, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Beverly Buchanan, Lee Bontecou, Eva Hesse, Willem de Kooning, Hans Hofmann, Jim Hodges, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Jacob Lawrence, Whitfield Lovell, Ellsworth Kelly, Pavel Tchelitchew, Richard Tuttle, Al Taylor, Ray Yoshida, H. C. Westermann, Charles White, and Jack Whitten, among many others.

Michael Rooks

Michael Rooks

Wieland Family Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art