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Al Taylor's Hoop Sizes for Brown Paper.

Contemporary Drawings

In addition to serving as a preliminary or provisional step in completing a finished artwork, drawing has become a way for contemporary artists to process and communicate information. 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. For example, Al Taylor’s Hoop Sizes for Brown Paper PC (1996) appears to be a scientific graph with measurements and other notations related to various, unknown data sets rather than a conventional drawing.