Image: Memory Song - 5
(Mexico City, Mexico, 1943 - )

Memory Song - 5 , 1985

Oil pastel and ink with incised lines on paper
10 1/2 in. x 10 3/16 in. (26.67 cm x 25.88 cm)
Gift of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
2009.30.31
<SPAN>Renouf inscribed this drawing “For Herbie – Happy Birthday, Love Edda.” Herbie refers to Herbert Vogel, who with his wife Dorothy acquired more than 4,000 works of art on modest salaries they earned as a postal worker and librarian. Renouf met the Vogels in New York in the late 1970s. They began collecting her drawings and visited her studio often to see new work. The Vogels introduced Renouf to other notable artists in their collection, including Silvia and Robert Mangold, Robert Ryman and Charles Clough. Renouf executed <SPAN STYLE="font-style:italic">Memory Song -</SPAN>5 in her trademark process, incising lines into paper with an etching point before rubbing the surface with pastel.<SPAN STYLE="font-family:'Calibri';font-size:11pt"><BR/></SPAN></SPAN>
  
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