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Graphite on paper

21 x 21 cm (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

A pencil-blackened, close-up view of a screw and a tool bit look so real and hefty that they seem to want to detach themselves from the contrasting sheet of white paper in which they are drawn.

Around 1964-1965, the drawings of tools or tool parts that Lee Lozano began in the 1960s drastically changed to become, as in the example, detailed, hyper-realistic close-ups of drill bits, metal drills and rubber hoses. Male sexual metaphors pervade this series, which updates mimesis at the time of the technique.

This work is in the Pinault Collection along with similar drawings by the artist. It was presented at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana during the 2009 group show "Mapping the Studio".