"Drawing for Allegheny + Ludlum Car" by Patrick Fitzgerald

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W: 18.0" D: 0.75" H: 18.0"
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Entitled "Drawing for Allegheny + Ludlum Car," this work by Chicago-based artist Patrick Fitzgerald depicts his "A+L Car," one of his miniature soap box derby cars. Each car is branded with an imaginary industrial sponsor, in this case the Allegheny Ludlum Corporation, a steel company from the early 20th century. Mounted on subtle collage materials and paper fragments, the sketch is drawn to seem improvisational, "as having been removed from a work space and placed immediately into a frame."

"The concept of these drawings," says Fitzgerald, "was to make objects that appear salvaged from a junk shop and rescued from oblivion. The frames are imperfect and show their age, each given one last chance to serve its purpose."

“Drawing for Allegheny + Ludlum Car” is part of a body of work Fitzgerald calls his “Neighborhood of Infinity,” a borrowed term used literally to refer to the bounty of materials and creative inspiration he found in the industrial landscapes of his childhood in Grand Rapids, MI. Building from found materials collected over the years, he creates works layered with personal memories and keepsakes from the past.

Graphite on paper mounted on collaged board. Framed.

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