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ArtNewsAugust 4, 2016

Putting Pen to Paper: Tackling the History of ‘Ballpoint Art’



…[Trent Morse] traces a more venerable trajectory for the pen and its users, tracking its evolution back to Giacometti, with his rapidly and densely scribbled portrait heads, and to Alighiero Boetti, the first to use it as a primary medium, having assistants create cross-hatched tapestry-like lines, and then moves forward to artists like the Korean-born Il Lee, the consummate master of ballpoint today.

– Barbara A. MacAdam

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