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Monochromatic Drape Study
1980 Ink


David Warner

This 1980 ink study is by American sculptor David Warner (1957-2021). Warner attended the University of Oregon and U.C. Santa Cruz, studying psychology and sculpture. He then moved to Siena and eventually to the village of Torano (just outside of Carrara), Italy in 1984. There, he sculpted marble, acted in the local theater scene and began teaching stone carving to youth under a European Union grant. Carrara is famed for its marble quarries and the stone has been used since the time of Ancient Rome and many sculptures of the Renaissance were carved from it (including the work of Michelangelo). In 1991 he met fellow sculptor, Yeon Koh. The two would eventually marry and continue their mutual pursuit of the three dimensional form in marble, bronze, terracotta, wood and plaster. In 1999 they moved to Northern California from Italy. David recently passed and Yeon continues to live in the Bay Area. Many of the pieces in the Lost Art Collection were created during the years living amongst the marble quarries of Carrara and express their “pan-classical” approach to sculpture. 

May 12, 1980 
Ink on Paper 
22"x20.5" framed, 12"x11" unframed 

Signed and dated on the lower right. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with an open grain ash finish and a curved profile, using museum-style 8-Ply warm white mat,
behind conservation clear glass. Excellent vintage condition.