Butt Johnson at CRG (Armory)

Butt Johnson Qualb tenah Maksour 2006-2007 ballpoint pen on paper 16.5" x 23" [installation view]

Butt Johnson Another Study for Scientific Creationism 2006 ink on paper 11.75" x 8.5" [installation view]

CRG displayed stunning booths at both ADAA and Armory. At the latter, a powerful group of incredibly delicate drawings by Butt Johnson were among the highlights of the entire fair for me.

Even without the problem of reflections on the plexi, this work is difficult to show in reproduction but I'm going to risk uploading one more image. The picture below is a rough approximation of the artist's exquisite foil piece, in an edition just completed. If you're looking at the real work it has more of the presence of an enameled miniature than a stamped print:

Butt Johnson Slam Dunk '87 2007 7-color hotstamp foil and 3-color enamel screenprint on 4-ply museum board 15.5" x 18" [installation view]