Notebooks, journals, and sketchbooks offer rich insight into the thinking and working practices of artists. In the late 1930s Richard Pousette-Dart began to keep notebooks in close proximity while he painted, sculpted, and sketched. Numbering well over 200 by the time of his death in 1992, these notebooks functioned as integral, “in-the-moment” components of his art making. Densely filled with spontaneous, intuitive thoughts, forms, and compositions, they mirror Pousette-Dart’s process of painting, wherein wholeness emerges from the balanced sum of parts.
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