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A few Fridays back I served jury duty at the State Supreme Court in Brooklyn. I arrived on time and 8 hours later was sent home. Despite not being selected to be on a jury I was dismissed having “fulfilled my obligation.”
It was INDEED boring but I was able to pass the time reading and sketching. In addition to drawing the tree above I was able to make healthy headway into the 600 something page DeKooning biography. Interesting so far. The guy never really intended on becoming a fine artist. Started off as a commercial artist (and a rather successful one even in the midst of the Depression) before he became romanced by modern art (particularly Picasso.)
Anyhow…book jacket below: