February 13th, 2016

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Field trip to the Met today, to see Ricky Jay’s collection of drawings by handless artist Matthias Buchinger. They were extraordinary, but the one that most caught my eye was a portrait of Martin Luther by Buchinger’s presumed inspiration, Johann PĆ¼chler. This piece (about 2 x 4 inches), circa late 17th century, shows Luther with his own text for hair, including cowlick. A proto author portrait that’s very liter-hairy.

A few by Buchinger below.



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