Paul Shore


Drawn Home (2013-17)

Drawn Home Drawings 1

Drawn Home Drawings 2

Drawn Home Prints, Sculptures

& Drawing 185

Drawn Home Exhibition

Notes on The Origin of the World

I began with a Duchampian act of altering an iconic painting. But rather than adding hair, as Duchamp did with the image of Mona Lisa, I erased the hair from a postcard of Courbet's The Origin of the World.

Erotic stereoscope cards likely informed Courbet’s painting. I embedded altered photocopies onto these cards.

For close to a year, I engaged in a daily meditation, through drawing, on The Origin of the World. I used graphite and blood for these Braid drawings.