365drawings – an update

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before (and you might as I wrote a post about this back in May 2014)…

In 2013 I started a year long project to make a drawing for each day of the year. All the drawings were of overlooked corners of art galleries and museums, but didn’t show any art. I worked from photographs that I’d taken and most of the drawings were made at home on my lap in front of the television. I set up a dedicated blog and uploaded an image every day. That blog is still available and stands as an archive of the project. Click on the image below and you’ll be taken to it.

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Part way through February I sold one of the drawings which posed a nice problem. I had hoped to exhibit the drawings as a single body of work, but losing some to sales would make that impossible. I decided to go ahead with the sale and asked the buyer to photograph the picture in its new home. The carried on throughout the year, allowing me to sell dozens of the drawings, but to still retain a complete set, as it were.

A year after I started I showed all the work at Bank Street Arts and continued to sell and redraw the drawings. To date I have made 424 drawings, with one still outstanding…

I just made this drawing, which is the third in a chain. The previous two are posted below and you can see the small detail growing to fill the image. It’s of the staircase in the Western Bank library at the University of Sheffield, who bought the first two drawings (that is the bottom two shown here).

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All the drawings are still available to buy for £50 each. They’re about the size of a CD cover and pencil on paper. If you buy one, I will of course ask you to send a photograph of it so that I can redraw it.

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