1001 Black Men–#144

Another drawing from the past weekend’s art show: The young man in this picture caught my eye for a number of reasons. For one thing, he looked to be about 14 years old, but he had a lot more facial hair than I would usually associate with that age group. His  over-sized suit made him look like he might have been playing dress-up in his father’s closet, but his comportment — like his facial hair — suggested that he was far beyond the age when kids stop playing such games. He wore a very serious expression, and he examined the paintings and prints  at each table with the manner of an experienced collector. When he passed by my table he stopped to examine the cards I’d made based this series. He bought two of them and gestured to his mom to come over. She smiled in my direction, but never quite made it to my area . There were so many great artists and so much great art that not everyone had the time to see everything…which, when it comes to art fairs, is as it should be. If you run out of things to look at, then we haven’t done our job as artists.


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