Conté crayons on wove paper, 1973. 876x635 mm; 34 1/2x25 inches. Signed and dated in sanguine conté crayon, lower left.
Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Texas.
This impressive work on paper by John Biggers is one in a series of large See Saw or Couples drawings that the artist made of an abstracted couple over a 10-year period. They all derive from his prepartory studies for the Family Unity mural, 1974-78. Others in the series include Wedding Dance, 1974 and Red Family, 1974; several are illustrated in Olive Jensen Thiesen's A Life on Paper: The Drawings and Lithographs of John Thomas Biggers. Thiesen pp. 78-79 and 96-99.