Untitled by Beverly Pepper, 1981-1983

Untitled by Beverly Pepper, 1981-1983

Photo by Chuck Heiney

Beginning with a rare but fortuitous opportunity to work at the John Deere factory in Moline, Illinois, Pepper began creating her critically acclaimed series of bold, upright markers, sentinels and columns which are found in collections and public spaces across the world. This drawing is among the finest early examples of the preparatory works from this genre and one of the most insightful and elegant in the entire collection. While some of the individual forms can be related to a specific sculpture, they are general studies foundational to this series.  

Beverly Pepper, Untitled. c. 1981-1983. Ink and watercolor on paper, 13 ¼ x 9 ½ inches. Gift of the artist. ©Beverly Pepper