"The energy accumulated over time and via sentiment leaves its trace on these objects. It speaks at once of ardent use and loss, of an absent presence and an even more present absence. This is the magic of the artist’s trace, the palette and canvases on which real presence can manifest itself in a timeless shroud, the magic one can read in the palimpsest of imprints that is Balthus’s smock."
-Guido Brivio, purple DOCUMENTS, 2014
Rosey Greer’s Needlepoint for Men, published in 1973
an athlete, an embroiderer, and a hero