No Title


Crayon on paper

23 x 24 cm (9 1/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

The ghostly shapes of a cable and an electrical outlet blacken the surface of white sheet of paper. Between figuration and abstraction, their outlines and functions may remain uncertain but the explicit captions in the upper right-hand corner give the scene the triviality and vulgarity of a dispute.

When Lozano's frenetic early 1960s drawings do not focus on tool motifs, they often depict elementary or indistinct shapes accompanied by text. Despite the lack of a comic book bubble, they recall, as this one does, the disconcerting texts in Roy Lichstenstein’s paintings.

Acquired by the Pinault Collection, No Title was presented to the public for the first time during the 2009 group show "Mapping the Studio" at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.