Taylor altered this used copy of a book on Italian Renaissance painting by drawing on its pages. He blacked out parts of the text to change its meaning and offered his interpretation of the paintings’ compositions through the addition of ink, gouache, and white correction fluid. The puddle-like motifs and wordplay relate to the Pet Stains and Pet Names drawings Taylor was making at the same time.
Al Taylor (1948–1999)
Drawings on pages of Florentine Art Treasures by Rosa Maria Letts (London: Roydon, 1970), ca. 1990
Ink, gouache, marker, and correction fluid
The Morgan Library & Museum. Gift of Debbie Taylor; 2016.5
© The Estate of Al Taylor