Signed and dated, in graphite, lower right margin: D [illegible script] '02; titled, in graphite, lower center margin: Tatto Series III; numbered, in graphite, lower left margin: 2/3; inscribed, in block, lower left: "YOU CAN CALL ME DAISY DUKE"
Embossed, lower right margin: CRE [vertical portion of R and E are omitted] [semicircles above and below letters] [publisher's chop]
Watermark, lower right margin: somerset / ENGLAND; watermark, upper left margin: somerset / ENGLAND [upside down]
Heyman made the Tattoo Series during the summer of 2002, depicting friends and his husband lying nude on the beach in Truro, Massachusetts. While reworking this composition, Heyman purposely left etched sketches behind the figure and floating faces within the clouds of daisies in the upper left corner. The inclusion of bright Japanese Kozo paper below echoes this layering, new upon old.
Considering the devastation of the 1980s AIDS epidemic, Heyman challenges us to contemplate how the formation of public identity for queer individuals has evolved. How may our sociopolitical context in 2022, two decades after the creation of Untitled, change our perspective?
From the 2023 exhibition A Space for Dialogue 111, Taking Up Space: Forming Body and Identity, curated by Milanne Berg '24, Homma Family Intern
SART 27, SART 28, SART 74, Printmaking I, II, III, Louise Hamlin, Spring 2013
A Space for Dialogue 111, Taking Up Space: Forming Body and Identity, Milanne Berg, Class of 2024, Homma Family Intern, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 4 - April 22, 2023.
Vincent Renou, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; given to present collection, 2005.
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