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The New York TimesApril 5, 2013

“Drawing Evolves, Testing Its Boundaries” by Martha Schwendener

By Martha Schwendener

Il Lee’s inclusion in Extreme Drawing–Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950 at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, along with an image of BL-120, has been featured in The New York Times review.


“Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950,” features work by nearly a dozen artists created with the humble ballpoint pen… Here you have ballpoint masters like Il Lee, whose abstract “BL-120” (2011) uses the pen’s minute hatching capabilities, as well as the shininess of its ink, to full effect…
– Martha Schwendener

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